One of the paradoxes in life is that balance includes awareness of our emotions so that our bodies live well and detachment from emotions so that our spirits live well. The idea is to both know and not exist in particular aspects of our beings. Spiritual traditions say this idea in various ways.
"Be in and not of the world," is the Bible's message.
The Bhagavad Gita says, "You do not want to fight and you must."
Hurt is one of the emotions that I wouldn't sign up to feel, and yet it guides me to deeper connection with that which I call All That Is.
Hm. Is there a part of me that believes hurt is the only way to deeper connection?
I thought of people in my life who represent hurt to me, and I drew the above picture. Hurt is a multifaceted emotion. Its pangs can decay, enrich, deter, motivate. Emotions guide the body and mind until a different presence leads.
Well hello there.