There is nothing – nothing, nothing, nothing – that helps you to become all that you want to be, or do all that you want to do, or have all that you want to have … like your emotions.
So many folks run from their emotions; they try to hide from their emotions; they try to subdue their emotions. Mistake! Mistake! Mistake! Your emotions, be they pleasurable or painful are your allies and friends. They are trying to alert you to something – either you’re going in the right direction, so keep doing what you’re doing or you are definitely off track and it’s time to regroup. Those emotions you like are informing you that you’re on track, and those emotions you’d love to avoid are telling you that it’s time to find a new roadmap.
Do not wear your negative emotions as a badge of tenacity; for heaven’s sake refine what you’re doing so you can call into play those emotions that say, “Now we’re getting somewhere!”
If you want a life that works for you, then you must learn to manage your emotions so they are working for you. Are you ready to begin? Great – here’s four things you can do to access your greatest power:
Pay attention to what you’re feeling – what are your feelings trying to tell you about yourself or your life?
Give thanks to every feeling you get – be it positive or negative – knowing that it is giving you proper guidance.
Dare to question that feeling – “What are you trying to tell me?” And dare to LISTEN!
Now it’s time for an action-step. Never leave the scene of a lesson without taking some kind of action to reinforce it in the mind.
If you are willing to work with your emotions, then and only then is life willing to work for you. That which here appears to you as truth – absorb it and live it!