Emotional Freedom or Freedom from Emotion

The quote above explains in those few words exactly what emotional Freedom is.

I covered this topic in my course work and I think I came up with an answer like ‘Emotional Freedom means being free of negative emotions. Example – If someone or something could wind you up you don’t let it.’

From Type a Thought – all is now clear read on


Emotional freedom is all about liberating yourself from negative emotions and creating a positive life . It is to feel free and not feel like a victim who is controlled by their emotions. Instead, becoming aware and learning from them. Emotional freedom is the result of  learning how to take emotional responsibility, i.e. responsibility for our feelings. We take emotional responsibility when we are open to learning and what loving actions we need to take in our own behalf. We take emotional responsibility when we compassionately embrace our feelings without judging ourselves and being gentle, allowing ourselves to feel and release these painful feelings, and learning about what they may be telling us about others and events.

Picture yourself in a traffic jam and feeling utterly calm, or not letting your boss’s bad mood affect you. Here you are being peaceful and not getting worried.  How about enjoying a sense of belonging in a place of loneliness? This is what it feels like when you have achieved emotional freedom.

Wounded feelings tell us that we are not accepting of ourselves and neglect our own needs and wants.

Core painful feelings are the feelings that come from life and from other people, events and circumstances. These are feelings of  loneliness, sadness, grief over others and events .We feel like we are not being treated well by the others and have demands from the world.

Once we start acknowledging our feelings, we enter into a peaceful state and these feelings are said to be Core Positive feelings.  These are feelings of inner peace, joy, love, excitement, passion, aliveness, happiness, fulfilment and so on. These feelings are letting us know that we are on the right track regarding our thoughts and actions.

Avoiding responsibility for our feelings leads to our own misery. We create great suffering when we avoid our feelings rather than compassionately embracing and accepting them.

The second post from Type a Thought

Hindrances to Emotional Freedom: What Stops You?

by Sadaf V | Aug 14, 2016 | CounsellingCultureExistentialismMental HealthPsychology | 0 Comments

Emotional freedom means the ability to accept all emotions and to not feel controlled by them. In our last blog, we explored in detail what emotional freedom is. Today, let’s talk about the hindrances or blocks to emotional freedom.

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The burdens of the Past stops Emotional Freedom:

Perhaps the biggest culprit in getting us stuck in our emotions, is the past. More than what happened to us in the past, it is the reaction we have to it. If we keep thinking, “things have always been bad.. remember that time when so and so happened.. that was so bad” – this kind of talk means that we are still in the past. The bad events of the past should be left there itself. If we carry them with us, they act like tinted black glasses through which we will see the present and the future, which will make us see only negatives. So, think to yourself, what burdens of the past are you carrying? Are you carrying some bad assumptions about yourself? Are you carrying hate towards someone else?

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The worry of the Future:

Another big hindrance on the way to emotional freedom is the worry of the future. If you are in a traffic jam, thinking about how you are late for a meeting will not make the traffic clear. It will only make you more frustrated. The best way to help your situation is to be calm so that you can drive well and be in a pleasant state of mind for the meeting. Therefore, worry of the future in this situation, stops you from being emotionally free and following the best possible route of action. Think about it, are you someone who is always fretting ahead of time?

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The Fear of What Others Will Say:

This is kind of linked to worry as well as past burdens, but needs to be acknowledged on its own. This is perhaps the biggest killer of hopes and dreams. We have linked of what others will say to how we should feel about ourselves. So if someone calls you lazy, does that automatically make you lazy? No, they just saw you in a lazy act once and generalised, and that too is their perception. It does not decide who you are.

Only you decide who you are and how you feel about yourself. Once you stop giving other people the reign to how you feel regarding yourself, you will not get conflicting and negative emotions. Then, you will be truly free.

Thank you Type for Thought.

I am putting a couple more links just in case you want to go further with this topic.

As usual if you choose to work with my experience you must take full responsibility for your own health.

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