To me, though, theyre but secondary to the information they yield - be it about myself, other people or both. Also, all emotion that isnt used/at the very least acknowledged in a person, tends to fester in their bodies, ime.
Its why some people cry uncontrollably during a massage or when they meet someone they feel safe enough with to let go. Push the right buttons, physicalky or emotionally and they blow up a dam to the lake of pain within. Those are the lucky ones. Certain types of emotions seem to almost 'fossilize', becoming a part of the body. The only way to reach them is to literally go mining for them. Its like the sludge that turns into mineral sediment in your pipes, clogging their entire system. And most people have no clue they carry this within them, allowing themselves and their mindset to be slowely poisened throughout their lives. Often, their bodies are stiff with stress, their joints ache...its like they slowely are turning to stone -literally and figuratively speaking
Hence my interest in 'popping' anything from a zit to and abscess and more. It bugs the crap out of me (and its contageous, so i feel it affecting me of i stay with them too long and have to just sit ln my hands)
Anger and frustration are indeed harder ones to deal with. They do have their uses. If its true anger and frustration, it tells you that this situation is unacceptable for you and you may want to tzle steps to a)end it now and b) keep it from happening again.
Because of the potential destructive nature of anger,however, it is not a bad idea, i find, (i try and do this with all emotions but especially this one) to backtrack it first instead of giving into the kneejerk reaction, so you understand what is setting you off. I then usually look for ways to rectify the situation, through underdtanding it better or making changed to 'turn my anger off'. Anf if need me, i might act on it if i see that conflict is either the only way or constructive in this case. Eitger way, i treat it like a fire alarm to acknowledge and turn off by checking out the fire.
Unfortunately, because of its destructive, kneejerk reaction, men especially use it to hide any emotion behind that would leave them looking weak(most often, sadness, fear, hurt and loneliness,ime) and women especially seem to repress and deny anger as it isnt exactly a proper or gracefull emotion. Using it often gets them invalidated and labelled drama queen or bitch. The opposite, with our cultural changes of course also takes place, where men are afraid of being considered cavemen and abusive and women want to prove they re just as tough and competent as men and never cry.
Meanwhile, all any emotion needs from you is acknowledgement to turn off. Its such a simple and elegant system. You even get to choose if you act on it,using your brain and plot a productive course. Nobody's forcing you to even act in them in that moment.
And still, all of it gets repressed and festers. And the smog of emotional toxic waste we spread is not only contageous and infects others but it is ....