We try to convert, squash, manipulate, block, subdue and control our emotions. Having been taught over decades both directly and indirectly that our emotions are bad, uncontrollable, weak, undoing us, juvenile and unbalanced.
Emotions seen another way are rebalancing, wise, sign posts and our inner and outer worlds connecting. Emotions have even called energy in emotion - e-motion. They are taking us somewhere. That direction may be forwards, backwards or inwards.
One thing I know for sure is that if we suppress, block and control our emotions and don't heed their call for change, looking at options and restoring the possibility in our lives we will continue to invite these types of emotions into our lives until we do.