LOWELL GRISHAM: Get off the roller coaster

Emotions felt by all, but they don’t have to rule

Posted: August 2, 2016 at 1 a.m.

The word "emotion" comes from the Latin for movement, agitation, stirring up. Like what happens in your guts when they are stirred up, agitated and moving. The body holds emotions; the body preserves the history of our emotional woundings. Our most primitive emotions dwell in our body like chemical deposits ready to erupt with instant urgency. Emotions are so raw and deep, they feel like truth. Like truth demanding a response.

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