Opposing Emotions

To be human and to be adult means constantly to be in the grip of opposing emotions, to have daily to reconcile apparently conflicting tensions. I want this, but need that. I cherish this, but I adore its opposite too.

Stephen Fry

This is one of the first things I had fun with as a writer. I’m sitting here finally allowing myself to feel all the internal pushing and pulling. I acknowledge it regularly but it’s usually in and out of my head quickly or I’m just trying my best to refocus on my goals. After reading this, my perspective shifted from needing to control my thoughts, to accepting that all of them are a part of being human. Abraham Hicks always speaks on letting go of resistance and not pinching off the good that’s trying to come. So when I read this quote and reflected on some of my recent thoughts I felt some tension release. I felt more at ease.

What does this quote make you think about? Did it bring you any ease? Let me know in the comments.

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

4 thoughts on “Opposing Emotions

  1. The quote makes me think about life as a mother. You want to give the kids everything you never had as a child but you pause and wonder 🤨, am I raising them properly? Or making them overly independent?

    Nice blog, thanks for sharing.

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