I have learned to let my emotions be. I do not try to suppress them or kick-start them. I do not try to wade them off or beg them to stay. They are not my friends, or my enemy. There is no need to feel ashamed for feeling something, or for feeling nothing at all. We don’t have as much control over them as we think. I have given up the battle of trying to control them, and consequently they no longer control me.