do not fight, or strain,
force away the eyes,
but be and see,
like bubbles from the silt,
feeling be what it wilt,
no shame in treading water,
when the currents are much faster,
than the energy allows.
It can happen that as we sit around one day, we begin to feel things that seem to appear from no-where. These stagnant feelings are these remnants of old sensations that were not given space to flow at their time of feeling. So, we had a good excuse, we were busy, great, but now we are not and our biology is asking us a favour. It's saying, stop a moment, sit and relax, be with this, I want to release some neurochemistry, some adrenaline, perhaps some serotonin, if you're lucky, but basically this stuff is ready to come out now. How about it?
Perhaps its easy to criticise the feelings, or judge ourselves for having them, “What's the problem, am I some kind of wuss?” we may ask ourselves. The answer is, only if you're afraid to look this experience in the face and take it full on. If you're a wuss, you'll go and do some paperwork, and busy yourself somehow. If you want to let them out, then go and do something that doesn't require much thought. OK, so sitting on the sofa twiddling our thumbs is about as depressing as watching a world knitting championships in August, so we find stuff that allows us to just be. I love to do kitchen work for this, my brain is completely free to wander while my hands do their automatic job of cleaning.
Like I mentioned, from my personal experience in these matters, the best answer is to forgive the feeling, let it happen, and although it may be unpleasant, imagine it is like a stub to the toe, you know in your head that given time the throbbing will subside, and although it hurts like hell, it wont for ever and thats clear within ten or so minutes. Only if we fuss, and fiddle, and make a scene, does the emotional trauma continue. So if we must fuss, and fiddle, and make a scene, it better be a good reason!