Your emotions are like children. They are begging to be mothered and fathered. They are begging to be unconditionally loved. They, like you as a child, do not want to hear that they shouldn't be the way they are; that they need to be different. They don't want to be changed. They want to be given permission to be the way they are. They want to be loved exactly as they are. And we unconditionally love our emotions by being willing to unconditionally feel them.