Take a while to just be with an emotion or to just be with a thought and observe them, not become them, but simply to be the witness to them. Don’t resist them, that only energises them and allows them to grow and take control. Simply be the silent witness, after all, our true essence and being, in a conscious state, is the knower.
The real you and I are not our thoughts or emotions, and if we energise them, we start to become them and attaching to them, then we will be them. Thoughts occur on average 60,000 times a day, so it can become draining to energise them all, well impossible to energise all them, but we get dragged along by them into a subconscious state. Thought creates emotion, literally turbulence in the body.
The observer is at peace without becoming the turbulence.
No matter how awake we think we are, how enlightened, how conscious…we all are human, we all get controlled by our mind, our ego, we become the reaction, we become the emotion.
It’s OK, it’s a lifetime of conditioning that we are trying to unravel.
However, when it impacts on others and we are aware of it, then a sorry, a hug and an explanation of our behaviour always helps.
Enlightenment and spiritualism are not about being superior, that is yet another ego and story, it is about being aware and taking things lightly, accepting what is and that includes accepting ourselves and what we are and that we will behave in ways that contradict that.
When we give that space and allow it to be, it resolves itself and goes away. When we resist anything, it only expands and deepens…it won’t go away all the time we resist.
Patience allows growth.