Feelings, also known as emotions, are a vibration in your body
These vibrations are different from, say, hunger
Hunger starts in your body—stomach grumbling, and travels to your brain— “I think I’m hungry”
So, where do feelings come from?
Feelings start in your brain and travel to your body
How does this happen?
Feelings come from your thoughts
Your thoughts, the sentences in your mind, tell a story about what you make a situation mean
If you make it mean something positive, you will have a positive feeling associated with it
If you make it mean something negative, the reverse happens… you have negative feelings
When you tell or replay a story, how often do you blame the situation or circumstance for how you feel?
The situation, the circumstance, is always neutral.
When we have an opinion about the circumstance—the sentence in our mind—we give it meaning
When we give it meaning, feelings arise
Feelings do NOT come from circumstances—what other people do or say.
Feelings ALWAYS follow a thought
So, why do feelings matter?
Feelings are why we do, or don’t do, things in our life
The underlying “why” to what we do is how we think it will make us feel
Feelings have power
Feelings have the power to stop us from acting and the power to propel us to take massive action
The next time you recognize that you are experiencing a negative emotion, pay attention to the thought that is driving that feeling
You have a choice every day, thousands of times a day, to choose what you are making things mean in your life
Stop blaming others and situations for how you feel
Make choices that benefit you
Choose to live the life you want to live.
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