I was wandering through a little mountain village with a young Greek man chatting about philosophy, humans, and relationships. At one point, he said to me “I believe that humans are meant to communicate with each other through their emotions”.
Let’s just imagine this for a moment.
Our emotions are our truth. Our minds might get in there and heighten them or complicate matters, but at the very core of who we are, our emotions will reflect exactly where we are as humans in that moment.
The phrase “as humans” is really important here… because very often, we are acting like robots trying to be totally controlled by our brains.
We have been taught to suppress our emotions. We have been taught to put on a straight face. We have been taught to “keep that to yourself”. Even as children, we are told to go to our rooms to keep undesirable emotions from others.
But of course, when we delete the emotions from our life, what are we left with? A machine? Efficiency? A “clear” system? A cold, clear, crisp and simple life?
But as humans, we are capable of so much more.
So, let’s imagine that emotions aren’t just something you feel. It isn’t just feeling happy because things go our way and sad when they don’t. What if our emotions are communicating volumes about who we are in that moment. What if even the happiness and sadness have greater messages in them than simply our response to a situation.
What if they are so much more?