What Emotions Can Mean

Here's an incomplete list of what some emotions can mean and what you can choose to do. The choices that you have are based on Universal Principles that guide our behaviours. Principles are not feelings. They are Truths. You don't practise Principals. You live by them.

You can choose to live by Principles such as: • Gratitude • Kindness • Forgiveness • Action • Love • Patience • Trust • Honesty • Fairness • Dignity • Service • Encouragement •

These Principles help you feel better and are always at your disposal. See also 'Lessons I've Learnt From My Emotions'.

What Emotions Can Mean

Anger | We feel Anger when we feel hurt or betrayed by others. Usually this hurt or betrayal is in past but comes back as anger. It's good to focus more on the underlying hurt and betrayal than on the anger.
Choose • Patience • Forgiveness (of self)
Action:  Seek help, as there are underlying issues you'll need to deal with.
Anxious | Is regarded as an irrational fear.
Action • Seek help, as anxiety leads to physical health issues, like heart conditions.
Depressed | Feelings of helplessness and emptiness, feeling unfulfilled. We look at everything in our life as negative. We focus on losses, hurt and grief.
Choose • Gratitude
Action: Simply, be grateful. You do have so much to be grateful for, however small. Focus on this and acknowledge your worth.
Envy | You feel deprived, not because you don’t have enough, but because someone else has more. You focus on their growth instead of on your own.
Choose • Fairness
Action: Improve yourself, learn new skills. 
Fear | Fear is actually a helpful emotion as it protects us from danger. Fear is an unknown we can prepare for.
Action: Do research, talk to others and become knowledgeable.
Frustration | We feel frustrated when we feel we could be doing better than we're doing now.
Choose • Patience • Kindness
Guilt | When you have hurt or wronged yourself and others and can lead to resentment.
Choose • Forgiveness
Grief | When your life is negatively impacted by events or people out of your control.
Choose • Acceptance • Gratitude
Hurt | When we experience loss, or our expectations are not met. We were betrayed, ignored or treated badly in childhood. This leads to anger. We have sense of loss of intimacy or trust in the person who actually or we think betrayed, ignored or treated us badly.
Choose • Patience • Forgiveness
Action: Tell the other person they've hurt us. They may not have done it intentionally. If yes, then remove yourself form that person.
Loneliness | When we see ourselves as separated and isolated from others. In essence, we don't trust other people. We might think others can hurt us, so we stay away. We loose out on opportunities and we can become selfish, only seeing our own pain.
Choose • Trust
Regret | When you didn’t take the action you should’ve. When your anger is turned inward, you tell yourself you're stupid or you feel ashamed, undeserving, disappointed in yourself.
Choose • Forgiveness
Action: Fix what is fixable and do things differently.
Sadness | When you experience a loss or disappointment.
Choose • Gratitude • Forgiveness
Action: Pick yourself up and adjust yourself to the new situation.
Shame | Shame, like Guilt and Embarrassment, involves negatively judging ourselves when we believe we’ve failed to live up to either our own standards or the standards of other people. Most likely we experience intense discomfort, feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness and the desire to hide.
Choose • Forgiveness • Kindness
Action: Listen to your inner thoughts and dialogue and dismiss unhelpful thoughts. Seek help.

Transcribed and adapted from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-ieqbSSrnY.