You know what I have found to be a problem in my own life and in the lives of many? No, of course you don’t. And I am sharing my observations because they may simply help give you insight into and discovery of yourself.
My focus this evening is emotion. Many people claim they can’t control how they feel, as if their emotions, like some external force, sweep over them as friend or foe.
No, they arise from us, they are created and conjured by us, and they are part of the total package of us — no less than thoughts.
Most of life that we do is deep down an attempt to feel good, to experience a variety of positive emotions. In fact, current educational philosophy has done a fair amount of harm in regards to that. Thoughts, thinking, production, and associated emphases — upon which are based curriculum and programs — should not be the primary goal of education. I’ve said it before, and I will say it here: education is an emotional proposition. Anyone associated with that profession who doesn’t believe and practice that would do well to reconsider at the least, quit at the best.
The movies, songs, art, science, leaders, and other elements and aspects of life that affect us are those that make space for us to feel with them. They open the door that we may enter into their expressions of Self and allow us to choose to connect with them.
Yes, cognitive logical thought is there, but that alone will not move people to connections and actions, not any that will be sustained. We choose to respond to information, logic with emotions or not. Since this life is one of energy, emotional resonance comprises a large part of the quality of our lives — how happy or unhappy we are. The logic doesn’t do that; emotions, our chosen emotions, determine the significance and satisfaction we experience.
No, emotions do not sweep over us as some external force. The reason it often feels like that depends on what part of Self we allow to program our mind-soul-body complex: Ego or Heart. As I said last night, Ego insists on form and therefore our emotions are dependent on whether we get certain material forms of one sort or another. When we don’t, Ego has programmed anger, disgust, sorrow, or you name it.
Of course, Ego-programming can work out well. Then, we feel happy and content — for a little while. External forms usually are not totally dependent on us, though, and when we have to keep seeking those, we will be unhappy.
However, Heart, that part of eternal Spirit present in us, provides us the ability to choose and use emotions to create our Purpose and inspire our Vision. It’s all about choosing what feels good.
I will leave this for tonight, and wish you blessings of feeling good. What do you want? How do you want to feel? Get specific. Picture a scenario in your mind that allows you to feel like that. Stay focused on engaging in actions that yield your visualizations.
Remember, the visualization and the chosen emotions are yours. Revel in them and relish them and just keep attracting more of the same.
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Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!