Access Point: Emotional Health
"When it comes to our emotional health, "I'm good" or "I'm doing fine" are not barometers of success. They are usually indicators of avoidance, resistance, and denial." — James McPartland
With the world as unstable and uncertain as it is today, now more than ever, our emotional health is at stake. Stress, anxiety and overwhelm are at an all-time high, affecting all aspects of our lives.
The pursuit of self-mastery can be fulfilling and frustrating at the same time... especially when it comes to our emotions. We tend to schedule our feelings for later, because now just isn't convenient. But we can only stuff so much into the vessels of our minds and hearts. At some point, it's all going to come pouring out.
Hard as it may be to feel all feelings, it's a tension that must constantly be managed, an exercise we must diligently work through. Too much of our well-being is at stake to do anything otherwise.
We must always strive to consistently advance our climb in life, knowing we will never really arrive.
Stop scheduling your feelings for later. It's gotta come out one way or another. Better to be authentic in your journey, not allowing room for avoidance, resistance, or denial.
It's okay to be a work-in-progress. We all are. Think of self-mastery and emotional health as a mountain with no top; there is always another level to attain.
Here's to pressing on in the journey, friends!