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There was a difference between not being upset and wanting to not be upset. And I had been conflating the two.
I’m tired of big moments. Unprecedented this or that. There’s a reason that “may you live in interesting times” is considered a curse and not a blessing.
In mindfulness work, they talk a lot about how emotions are visitors. They come and they go. And no matter how intense the feeling is, it eventually lifts.
What is productivity dysmorphia anyway? It’s an unhealthy relationship with your sense of productivity. When you achieve things, you may suffer from a nagging inner voice that says, “So what? What’s the big deal?” Yes, you may experience this even as other people congratulate you for your achievements.
You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings. -Pearl S. Buck
They wrapped their arms tightly around me, and every neuron in my body sung in perfect harmony.
Meta-emotions are how you feel and think about feelings — your own and others.’