“A few weeks ago I felt jealous. I’ve always said that “I’m not a jealous person,” but later in life I realized that some things can be a trigger for me.
It could be that a colleague that has my same background and age is getting more opportunities and moving faster in his career. Or maybe I’m in a group meeting with my wife and she is talking and laughing “too much” with another man.
It seems that it happens when I’m not well centered in myself, because the professional envy would get lighter if I focus in my own work and I stopped the romantic jealousy once, deciding that I would enjoy myself in the meeting.
The question is, how do we deal with not pleasant emotions in our life and also what would you recommend to do when they appear in our body?
In the “Gentle Snap” you talk about letting the negative emotions that come from the outside and could affect you pass through yourself like if you were a ghost. But some emotions are more personal, they are triggered by the outside and then grow in the inside, what do you do with those?
They are awful but seem to have valuable information.”