You can't expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you can't expect to experience positive feelings all the time. The Law of Emotional Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings but also to refuse to get stuck in the negative ones.
There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.
- Carl Jung
Our emotions are only "incidents in the effort to keep day and night together.
- T. S. Eliot
The only questions worth asking today are whether humans are going to have any emotions tomorrow, and what the quality of life will be if the answer is no.
All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.
-Rainer Maria Rilke
It is not our exalted feelings, it is our sentiments that build the necessary home.
He is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird.
When I repress my emotion my stomach keeps score.
-John Enoch Powell
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