Tuesdays with Morrie: On Emotions

I totally love this book by Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson. Whenever I go through emotional moments in my life, I go back to my favorite quote from this book:

“Take any emotion - love for a woman, or grief for a loved one, or what I’m going through, fear and pain from a deadly illness. If you hold back on the emotions - if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them - you can never get to being attached, you’re too busy being afraid. You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them fully and completely. You know what pain is. You know what love is. You know what grief is. And only then can you say, ‘All right. I have experienced that emotion. I recognise that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment.’” - Tuesdays with Morrie, pp. 103-104 (emphasis mine)

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One Response to “Tuesdays with Morrie: On Emotions”

  1. James Says:

    Thank you for posting this one.

    I guess ‘emotions’ makes you empty and buffed at the same time particularly all forms of ‘pain’ and ‘grief’.

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