Permission is the first of The Seven Laws of Emotional Power.
Though many people generally take great pride in declaring some version of “I’m not emotional”, this is not humanly possible.
The first thing you did when you arrived to this world was cry, you have and will cry many times while walking planet Earth, and when you depart you will likely leave a lot of people crying. You are vulnerable and your heart is tender. That’s the human design.
With this said, your emotions may not be center stage in your life. For example, you may be a practical, logical, get-things-done type of person, who is generally very steadfast and grounded…but you still have an emotional world.
Or maybe you’re highly rational, and intellectual with a quick mind that has a gift for the abstract. You love to analyze, observe, and problem solve. You prefer understanding over feeling…but you still have an emotional world.
Or maybe you’re passionate, keep busy, take-charge type, who doesn’t have time for emotions because there is so much to explore, so many adventures and fun to be had…but you still have an emotional world.
Emotions may not be your primary experience but nevertheless, the feelings in your body are always circulating and influencing every thought, decision, behavior, and belief.
Denying an emotional experience is a thick pattern in Western culture and breaking it is no small feat. Owning that you are an emotional being is the first step towards emotional power. Can you give yourself permission to be practical/rational/take-charge AND emotional?