Friday, June 19, 2009

I feel the way I feel

My friend Debbie had one of those goosebumps kind of connections recently. We were talking about our experiences in the past of being told "You shouldn't feel that way." Now, if you felt a shiver go up your spine just now, you are tracking with me.
We feel the way we feel. There is no should or shouldn't. It just is. I think I still struggle with this old tape sometimes. It was good to know I am not alone in that struggle.

As a result of our conversation, I felt inspired to journal a bit on one of my canvas sheets.

I added a little color. More to come. This will turn in to something. It felt good to spell it out.

Are you feeling it?


~debbie said...

I'm feelin' it, Sistah!

Jeanne Rhea said...

I have noticed that if I say, "I AM sad, angry" etc.... My feelings are taken more seriously. If I say, "I feel sad." then that is when people think they need to help me change the way I feel or convince me that there is no reason for that particular emotion. I have never quite understood why this is. Maybe when I say, "I AM _____" that does not give others the opportunity to question as it is less possible to change how I AM. But if I am feeling a certain way, they think there are steps to take to change something that is in process.

I know this sounds confusing---but I have wondered about this for a really long time! I love the idea for a journal page.

Lucy said...

I'm feeling it, too :) Love the feeling of empowerment you evoke with just letting it out on your journal page!

Ophelia said...

Totally with ya girlfriend!!

Chrisy said...

Oh I'm feelin it! Think we all need to make a conscious effort to eliminate the word 'should' from our vocabs!

Mary said...

you are so right, feelings are feelings. they are not right or wrong - they tell us were we are at the moment. It's what we do with those feelings that matters!

Persimmons Gal said...

I do feel it...and could not agree more!

CreativeFlutter said...

Feel it girl!!!! Love that you felt free enough to say it out loud! I really need to start using my journal more.