What Are Negative Emotions?

We often talk about negative emotions. What are they? Why are they considered negative? Seems a simple question and you would imagine everybody would know the answer, but not everyone does.

Because often negative emotions are so subtle, we don’t know we’re experiencing them unless something causes us to look at what exactly we’re feeling. A negative emotion is an emotion that closes down your energy, that closes down your openness to experience in the world. And negative emotion is something which creates a sense of insufficiency.

A negative emotion is something that literally feels as though it depresses you. It’s pushing down on you, and it’s hard to find happiness or joy. Negative Emotions can also be a sign that all is not well, in our world. When you feel negative about something, it’s trying to show you where something’s out of balance, and that perhaps might need some attention, and everything can turn around.