Navigating Emotional Anatomy

The mind works best when it becomes confident comfortable and familiar with its own Emotional Anatomy.   There is a place of heart felt peace and gratitude where thought starts all over again, offering freedom to choose.   Where there was an old movie of angst we discover a new movie of peace guiding our choices.

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2 Responses to Navigating Emotional Anatomy

  1. Dina4now says:

    I’ve learned a lot about the difference between loneliness and solitude in the years of living on my own. In the beginning I would go to great lengths to avoid the feeling that accompanied being alone. Till one day I ran out of things that kept me running from myself. I had to take a good long look at what I was afraid of. I was afraid of finding out who I really was. Afraid of not liking myself when I found out who that person is.

    I have lived most of my life for the sake of others, a mother, a wife, a partner ect. Don’t get me wrong, we need other people in our lives. But I was who I was only in relation to others. There was a certain amount of guilt accompanying my need for self awareness, or “familiarity with my emotional anatomy”. Since then I have called this space “self full” instead of selfish. I have developed a relationship with myself that is excepting, compassionate, and most of all forgiving. This has taken a certain amount of solitude by way of a long journey through loneliness. There are times when I walk that path still…

    Being alone is like a two sided coin with loneliness on one side and solitude on the other. When tossed into the air you never know which side will turn up. At least now I can say that my coin has two sides where once there was only the side of loneliness.

    Solitude is when I’ve enjoyed a quite evening after a busy day surrounded with people. Or driving home alone late at night after a performance. And when I wake in the morning to take in the quite thoughts of where God will lead me. Even after a long day when I sit in the moonlight feeling good about my accomplishments of that day. Solitude is serenity when I fold my hands in prayer.

    Solitude is my teacher and friend, who having taught me to love myself, gives me a hope of a greater love for others. I ask you, where is loneliness in the face of love?

  2. Riggs says:

    It was loneliness that first convinced me of overwhelming emotional reflexes that were out of my control, forcing me to find excuses and tell stories to explain myself for behaviors I did not want to admit were me. Now the cause greater than myself imagines I can share the love of God with another. Gratitude reboots the machine. Thy will be done.

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