In hard times, I find it helpful to name my emotions. This seems to take some of their power away.
It helps me remember I can stand aside and observe my emotions; I don't need to be 'in' them all the time.
So here's a grab-bag of my emotions over the last weeks (they didn't necessarily occur in exactly this order):
*Intellectual curiosity, compulsive greed for information, adrenaline
*Comprehension, insight, awakening, horror, pity, guilt, distress
*Abject fear and revolsion
*Confusion, uncertainty, feeling crazy, social, rejection, frustration, disbelief, desperation.
*Betrayal, loss of faith, rudderless at sea.
*Frustration, fury, hatred, violent anger, bloody revenge.
*Gloating, ego, 'I-told-you-so.'
*victimhood, passivity, resignation, resentment.
*Denial, bargaining, regret, gallows / black humour, martyrdom.
*Physical symptoms of extreme distress (nearly a panic attack)
*Lack, fear. So much fear and helplessness :-(
*Morbid fascination, sheer thrill, and anticipation (not proud of it, but there it is).
*Strength, resolution, determination, courage, self-assurance, self-esteem.
*Self restraint and self discipline
*Kindness, compassion, willingness.
*Intellectual curiosity and excitement
Without getting too caught up in the thinking 'story', what other raw emotions have you noticed?