Oftentimes emotions or emotional proceses that seem completely unrelated to economics are actually connected in very interesting ways.
On one hand we have The Emotions of Economics, which are all the emotions that economics imply in our lives. For example, the fear of loosing a job. The pain of the Northern White Rhino going extinct (yes the extinction of species is too an economic phenomenon). The rage and righteousness in a climate change debate. The passion and vitality in going after the call of your soul.
To me the greatest mystery is how our feelings and emotions relate, imply, connect with reality in general, and economics in particular. We could call that The Economics Of Emotions. For example, if there is unmanaged fear of scarcity, the natural response in micro-economics is the obsession with budget control. In macro terms, the separated being surrounded by otherness paradigm results in economic institutions that endemically induce scarcity.
There is, in my opinion, nothing more important than giving space to whatever is moving in our hearts. Giving permission to our emotions is powerful and meaningful to widen our freedom.
Some emotions and/or feelings are easier to share than others. Some are actually really hard. That's when we 'economize' or 'save' our emotions. They can be hard because of what it means to us intimately, or they can be hard simply because it's difficult to find the appropriate words. Sometimes when others are doing it we feel encouraged to do it too.
Here is an example, still ongoing for me: Photos and anger.
Personally I enjoy with passion when i decide to do it and I have no idea what I will say when I start saying it. When I let go of control and expectations... Sometimes emotions are so strong that we have literally no choice but surrender, letting go all control.
So please feel called, feel free to share. We will have here as priority to keep a respectful and free of judgement space, so as to be safe to do this.
By the way, oneness means no separation between good and bad, right and wrong. Therefore oneness implies non-judgement. Let's practice it bit by bit. Let's not judge specially that place inside that actually needs to judge.
Beautifully said! I struggle with my own judgement towards myself around how I manage my personal finances. Also I struggle with what I perceive to be others judgement of me yet is that a reality?
I am at once curious, excited and nervous to explore this topic further with you and all who will join here. To uncover what is my truth, I need to open myself up to this exploration. I am open.