Do you know we control everything we do, say and think? The truth is, we are biologically wired to feel before we think. That being said, we might want to spend some time looking into our Emotions.
“a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;” – Ecclesiastes 3:4
Emotions are ALWAYS present
That’s right! No running away from them. All emotion is God-given and engineered into each and every one of us. So let’s acknowledge them, accept them and the benefits they provide.
Emotions Create Clarity
Nothing like some good emotional rescue to remind you of what is important and what is not. My biggest moments of clarity have helped me shed the excess of unnecessary drama and useless pet peeves. When you are about to lose the one (or ones) you love most, everything else is just bullshit. Moreover, when we watch a good movie that makes us laugh or smile we are identifying with our own personal values. What brings us joy is recognizing something we fully identify with on an emotional level.
Emotions Will Put You in Motion
Oh yes. Have you ever been so frustrated that you cleaned your whole house, or reorganized the garage? I have. The benefit of being fed up with someone or some organization’s nonsense can be quite the motivator to get things done! Or have you ever been told you can’t do something in such a condescending manner, you were magnanimously pissed off enough to prove them wrong by just doing it? You can thank your emotions for progress such as this! Maybe you got some wonderful news that just set you off into the biggest happy dance ever – quite possibly shedding some pounds while doing so (we would hope).
Emotions Build Courage
In 2010 I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis. After a few months of not being able to eat, feeling the fear and shaking my fist at God, I started to research how I could live with this condition.
I found many other women online who were more than happy to share with me how they were doing life. These women were some of the most courageous people I had ever encountered. With the many trips to the ER, feeding tubes, lack of a quality of life – they exemplified bravery and a strong faith in God. This I wanted for myself so I mirrored them and became them. I see myself as one of the bravest women I know today!
Four items that can set your world in motion!
So with this knowledge, you might very well be ready to:
- Build your confidence in who you are and how you feel.
- Make yourself UN-comfortable, for this is where the real growth is.
- Stop letting bad behavior of others go unaddressed – Speak up or take action!
- Don’t let your own bad behavior be overlooked. Own it and then you can make the necessary changes.
- Connect with courage.
- Use these dangerously powerful words:
What to do next?
Stay Blissful My Friends – E