The Emotional Health Check-Up (Part I)
Hey there. Yes you! How are you? Yes, I know you hear that question at least three or more times in a day, but HOW ARE YOU? Truly. How are you feeling? What’s happening deep within your subconscious? What are the truths that you are trying to bury? Look for them. Find them and no, you don’t have to tell me. However, I want you to think about it, embrace it, and come to terms with it.
Although society says that truth hurts, I believe that it is the fear of truth built within us from childhood that can lead people to this understanding. These are the individuals who spent their childhood and onward around others seeking to hurt them or take from them. Over time, they developed a heightened fear of the truth. However, truth does a plethora of things – truth frees. The ability to look for, find, and know truth within ourselves is one way to begin one’s emotional check-up. Defined, an emotional check-up allows people to look deep within their emotions. It helps them figure out personal boundaries, needs, and whether these factors are being met or addressed.
Society believes rationality and logic trump emotion. That is an untruth – a lie. Rationality and logic stem from emotions. In order to become a more rational and logical being, a person needs to learn to control their emotions. Controlled emotions lead to more rational thought. The opposite of that would be irrational logic as a result of uncontrolled emotions. Therefore, individuals known for rational or even enlightened thoughts and actions simply have reigned in their emotional compass. They have learned to use their emotions as a guide to more logical reasoning.
Truth, emotion, and the emotional check-up link in profound ways. In knowing and understanding one’s truth, this leads to a better grasp of one’s emotions. This makes the emotional check-up an easy process since living in truth frees the individual from needless baggage and uncertainty. It allows the individual to reign in their emotional states, enabling them to bounce back quickly during turbulent times. It allows one to be able to easily answer the question “how are you” without pretense. Truth equals reality as individuals become present in who they are and how they feel.