I was driving the other day and I suddenly became slightly frustrated about something. I don’t really remember exactly what about, but I do know that I felt hard done by about something… for a moment. Anyhow, I quickly became detached from what I was feeling, knowing it wouldn’t last and the emotion just passed.
I’ve also been doing similar things with positive emotions I experience. If I do, I quickly create distance between what I’m experiencing, telling myself not to get too excited as it’s going to pass anyway.
I have to admit, I’m getting quite good at this. 🙂
However, I’m beginning to get a bit concerned that by developing more and more self-awareness at pretty deep levels, am I not denying myself to experience completely normal emotions (in healthy doses), be it frustration, anger, a sense of loss and so on?