I would to talk about the importance of emotions. Some reasons why our emotions are important in our live are as follow:
Emotions help us to become aware of our needs.
In order to take good care of ourselves it is important that we know what are needs are. Our emotions help us to know what are needs are through what we feel. If you feel anger you know that you have to solve a problem with a situation or a person and that you must change your behavior. When you respect your needs you feel happy.
As Deepak Chopra said: Emotions are designed to ensure that we are paying attention so we can respond to what is happening around us. All emotions can be reduced to two primary feelings—those of comfort and those of discomfort. Whether or not we are aware of it, every choice we make is based upon the expectation that the choice will lead to greater comfort.
The anticipated feeling drives all our choices. All emotions derive from needs. When we feel that our needs are being met, we experience feelings of comfort. The better we are at getting our needs met, the more peaceful and comfortable our lives will be.
Know what you feel to understand what you need.
Emotions are key to set boundaries.
In order to protect ourselves we have to set boundaries with other people. If you feel uncomfortable with a person , your emotion is important because it will alert you about your feeling , is a form of internal communication that help you to understand yourself. You can then take the necessary steps to protect yourself and set the necessary boundaries.
In order to take care of yourself ask this questions: Are you giving up your happiness for someone else? . Do you feel frustrated in your relationships?. Do you feel guilty when you say “no”?. What makes you feel guilty when you say no or want to say no? You need to explore how you feel in your life regarding your relationships and learn to listen to what you feel.
We take our decisions based on our emotions.
If you don’t know your emotions , what you feel, you will don’t know how to take the right decisions. The decisions we take in our life’s are important because they can shape our destiny. If you take a decision when you feel revenge for example, the results could be dangerous.
A negative emotional state leads to a negative behavior. Have you regret any decision you have taken in the past because you did it in the wrong emotional estate?. Decisions based on fear, resentment , revenge and negativity will lead you to circumstances that you might regret later .
Emotions are store in our bodies
We have to be aware that our emotions are stored in the body. When we block our emotions, we don’t feel or hold unto a bad feeling, we are damaging our health. Have you ever notice when you feel stress how your body reacts?. If you feel sadness you cry, but if you don’t do it the tears are still inside.
Start observing how your emotions feel in your body and learn from popular phrases like “he is a pain in my neck”. If you are having problems with somebody , do you feel a tightness in your neck? What emotion are you storing in your neck?.
Emotions are trapped in the physical body and can…be released physically, through loud, emotive expressions. The result (is) a freer, more abundantly flowing sense of energy. Candace Pert . Author of Molecules of Emotion.
Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet. It is the body’s reaction to your mind – or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body. For example, an attack thought or a hostile thought will create a build-up of energy in the body that we call anger. The body is getting ready to fight. The thought that you are being threatened, physically or psychologically, causes the body to contract, and this is the physical side of what we call fear. Research has shown that strong emotions even cause changes in the biochemistry of the body. These biochemical changes represent the physical or material aspect of the emotion. – Eckhart Tolle.