Reading Bee's post today and her comments on my previous post, I'm realizing how very, very little I truly know about emotional sobriety. It seems to me that some people are born on an even keel and then there are the rest of us...
It is so exciting to think about being able to be emotionally sober because to me it seems like being able to be:
passionate without being careless, impulsive, and destructive;
grateful rather than disappointed;
angry without being aggressive;
peaceful rather than agitated, worrying, or fearful;
sad without being dangerously depressed;
content rather than unsatisfied;
grounded rather than scattered;
focused rather than overwhelmed;
centered and aware rather than reactive and emotionally labile.
Of course, it is so much more than this. Do I have a grasp on this, at least conceptually? What are your thoughts?
~Photo by Hubbie Mark in honor of Leah's post on Jellyfish today