Emotions are just feelings, and a form of energy in our experience.
One could see e-motion as energy in motion.
Some feelings like anger, or sadness do not feel good for long, but they are just an alert to the energy that needs to shift. Have you ever experienced a moment of naked truth where you shared an intense emotion with a trusted listener? How did you feel after the disclosure? Did your energy shift?
If we stuff our emotions, they can short circuit our energy and drain us of the power to move toward a different experience and the learning opportunities that eventually come from all life challenges. Even bad experiences have positive lessons …eventually.
Brené Brown says in Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, “Vulnerability is the core of all emotions and feelings. To feel is to be vulnerable.”
I suggest to my clients that e-motion means energy in motion. Don’t ignore what you’re feeling. Acknowledge it, embrace it, express it, and move the energy. The love you live is equal to the love you give, both for yourself and others.”