One of the toughest things people experience throughout their lifetime are the fluctuations of highs and lows. One moment you’re happy, the next you’re sad. It doesn’t have to always be like that, but it depends on how you approach those contrasting moments. Do you just let them happen? Do you question what’s going on? Do you find a reason for continuing to live in that emotional state? Do they even grab your attention in a thought provoking way or do you just notice them because of the horrible feeling you have when you’re going through a low?
These are all questions that aim to spark your interest, maybe you’ve already answered them or maybe you’ve never thought of them. For as much as we are told life has its good and bad moments, it always comes back to what we choose to see and even more so, what we believe in from our core. It’s up to us to know our core or seek help to uncover it. The thing is, this discovery can be quite painful being that it brings us to a place where our biggest fears are present. However, as it is with anything inner growth related, the result stems from us and how badly we really, want something.
Emotional highs and lows are so intense to go through, even if you’ve only had one experience of this kind, you know exactly what I’m talking about. One moment you’re invincible and the next you’re a lifelong prisoner. This type of feeling is addictive on both ends; the issue is going from one extreme to the other due to the extreme nature of the lows. As always the lows can bring a person down so much that they don’t get up and that’s an issue for the person and inner growth, right?
The fundamental question you should start off with if you’re really, set on getting over this habit of extremes is asking yourself if you believe there is harmony and balance. Do you believe that you can release your expectations, judgements and all the things that are tied to your low moments? Or does your inner self really, believe the world is cruel, unjust and a prison for all? This might seem an extreme statement, but from my own personal experiences and those shared by friends, those emotional lows, seriously make you feel like you’re on earth prison.
The people I’ve seen get out of this habit tend to be in search of inner growth and inclined to believe in love and life. These are some of the things that help them to pursue achieving a balance and at the very least, reducing those low emotional extreme moments to ones where they know it’s not the end of the world; that there is a way out. As you go through your emotional lows and find positive feelings and thoughts to comfort you, you reduce the impact of that low moment to one where it doesn’t make you not want to do anything, but rather it sparks your mind to ask more questions to yourself or to focus on all the things you do have.
It’s always about our own focus, you can choose to see a prison or choose to see what’s outside of it, how you can get out of it, and so on. It doesn’t mean it’s easy, but if you believe there’s a way out, then that’s a first step towards not only uncovering more about yourself, but also eventually making these lows very easy for you to handle.
How do you explore your emotional lows to add to your inner growth journey? And how do you pursue harmony and balance instead of extremes?