Bile shares about his experience about emotions. The times when he felt sad, disappointed, happy…

How easy it to talk about our feelings? Let s discover Bile’s experience.

Emotions Shape Our Lives

Emotions are experiences that are not just thoughts, they bring some kind of color and depth to life. They are part of our life. Emotions manifest themselves at the same time in our body and mind. They tell you when you are in love, happy, sad or angry.

Emotion is an element of relationship and communication. It is how our awareness relates to a circumstance, a person, death or losss,  or anything that experienced internally or externally.

Emotions  affect our behavior. They can be disturbing when not experienced with awareness and compassion.

Being aware of our emotions and how to handle them, allow us to better understand ourselves and others. There is no good or bad emotion. It is more how we experience, and react to them that can be problematic if not skillfully handled.

The ability to handle one’s emotions, result in better health and ability to function. Whereas a weaker ability to regulate emotions, and prolonged negative emotional states, such as loneliness, fear and anxiety, may make one more susceptible to illness.

If we are able to see clearly what the true nature of the experience is, emotions can be tremendous resources that guide us in the right direction in our lives and help us sustain a good mental wellbeing.

Recognising Emotions

Become aware of your emotions. Recognise and talk about your feelings. the ability to be aware of your own emotions as those of others is the foundation of emotional skills. Recognising and understanding our emotions means we have the ability to see the causes and consequences of our reactions, which in turn help us to take a step back, be more objective in our decision making.

Depending on what we feel, we can detect our emotions for example:

  • Breathing is fast
  • Heart beats fast
  • Crying (out of happiness, joy or sadness)
  • Smile and laugh
  • You are calm
  • The body is tensed
  • Jaw clinging
  • Feeling restless




Empowering Emotions

  • Joy
  • Happiness
  • Trust
  • Love
  • Contentment
  • Playfulness
  • Vivacity
  • Excitement
  • Euphoria


Challenging Emotions

  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Hatred
  • Jealousy
  • Sadness
  • Envy
  • Guilt

Reflections And Thoughts

  • Be present with the emotion. How do you feel?
  • What does this particular emotion you are feeling telling you?
  • Do you have any control over the cause of my emotion? Consider whether or not this feeling and situation you are in will really matter tomorrow, or later on.
  • What would you experience if you let go of that emotion?
  • What would you feel if you hold on to that feeling?
  • How difficult is it to recognise and experience the emotions (joy, hate, love)?
  • How do you express your feelings?
  • What helps you when you are sad?
  • When was the last time you were in love? Where did you feel it in your body
  • Who do you share your feelings with?