EMOTIONS ARE FOR FEELING
by Merry C. Battles
Emotions are for feeling, feeling in and out:
Tears of sadness; cries of joy; words of anger;
fear as toys.
Round and round we go.
Sometimes laughing out.
Sometimes tears inward - make for sick bones.
Emotions are for feeling. Just what is it all about?
They say our feelings create for us, express the fears,
explode the tears,
Bubble with joy and laugh as the sea carries us on.
Emotions are water, ever changing within.
When brought to the surface, they can heal our bodies.
These feelings make life holy, all worth living for.
Without the joy and passion,
Just what are we here for?
Dare to feel rotten, dare to show it.
Let the misery escape, so it doesn’t “eat you up inside.”
Feel like hell, feel so sad.
When you don’t think you can stand it another
You’re amazed as that moment passes,
And you are still here and actually “feeling” better.
When you’re in it, you think there is no way out.
When you come to the other end of it,
You just might have uncontrollable laughter.
How many times has some great tragedy
Made you laugh uproariously later.
Oh, I do mean much later!
The saddest you’ve been is a promise of the happiest
Could it be that simple?
The pendulum swings from sad to happy,
Love to hate, anger to acceptance,
Fear to courage, and worry to trust.
The mysteries of emotion… just what are they
The spark that ignites the passion
Can become the flame of unconditional love.
The delight of expectancy,
Brings us our child within.
Complex emotions are running around inside of us.
Without them life is flat, dull, middle ground.
The middle way is the path of the Buddha…
Not too hot, not too cold.
Lukewarm isn’t so good either.Life means feeling.
This body is here for touch, touch of skin and touch
Love is here to feel…all around,The love is here to feel.
Copyright 2009 Merry C. Battles
poem from "Christmas Meditations on the Twelve Holy Days December 26 - January 6"
by Merry C. Battles