There’s a little bit of asshole in us all. I think we know that’s true. We didn’t set out to behave like that, we didn’t hope to one day grow up and act like bullies. We just get lost along the way; while desperately looking to feel loved, we sometimes get drunk on the power, lost in the struggle, or blinded by success and we lose our way.
Emotional Cleansing is an art form. It takes practice and a deep commitment to shifting. Just like the cleaning out of a closet, this kind of cleaning requires a sorting process; what to keep, what to release and what to give away.
I have been contemplating the handling of emotional pain for the past few days. I have had the opportunity to spend time with some people that are completely immersed in the roller coaster ride of out of control feelings and it brought to my awareness how inept many of us are at handling pain. I witnessed mood changes that appeared without seeming cause, unpredictable reactions to small events and projection of “made up experiences” that caused someone to completely shut down.