Getting to know the feel of both emotional energies, fear and courage, will enable you to choose courage more consciously. You don’t want fear’s energy running rampant in your beautiful self, even if you know its root. Whenever you’re afraid, invoke courage to transform fear, the formula for freedom. Judith Orloff.
Emotions do not come as the result of an observation or an experiment , but rather as teh result of the things we say to ourselvres about those perceptions or situations. Marilyn J. Sorensen.
|Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. William James||An emotion is both a mental and a physical event. Nathaniel Branden|
|The mechanism of primary emotions does not describe the full range of emotional behaviors. They are, to be sure, the basic mechanism. However, I believe that in terms of an individual’s development they are followed by mechanisms of secondary emotions, which occur once we begin experiencing feelings and forming systematic connections between categories of objects and situations, on the one hand, and primary emotions, on the other. Antonio Damasio.||When emotions are expressed…all systems are united and made whole. When emotions are repressed, denied, not allowed to be whatever they may be, our network pathways get blocked, stopping the flow of the vital feel-good, unifying chemicals that run both our biology and our behavior.Candace Pert|
|Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear. Baruch Spinoza||How often in your life have you been criticized for having the feelings you do?. Did this make you feel invalidated?. How often do you simply stuff your feelings and agree with others, saying yes, when you really mean no. Catherine Cardinal.|
|Often, feelings of sadness, uneasiness, and loneliness are vague and unattached to specific events. This makes it more challenging to find ways to turn you mood around. When you find yourself in a funk, focus on what you’re feeling. Alan Marlatt.||An exceptionally positive emotional response indicates that you’re summoning the divine energy of intention and allowing that energy to flow to you in nonresistant manner. Wayne Dyer.|
|To overcome negative emotions, consulting intuition is always useful. How can it guide you. During nervous periods, it offers a more centered alternative to agitation. Intuition is a neutral from of information that allows you to soberly gauge the validity of your worries. If you tune in and find out they’re unfounded, you’ll be relieved. If they are founded, you can develop a strategy to deal with them. Judith Orloff.||I have talked about choosing rather than acting from compulsion. When you feel that you have to live according to someone else’s direction or live so that you never disappoint or hurt anybody, then your life is a continual assessment of whether or not you please other people. Virginia Satir.|
|What kind of guilt comes from being true to yourself but not to others?. As we have seen, being true to yourself may at times intrinsically and necessarily be in conflict with being true to others. Abraham H. Maslow.||The emotional reaction in the peak experience has a special flavor of wonder, of awe, of reverence, of humility and surrender before the experience as before something great. Abraham H. Maslow.|
|Your real life is in the here and now. Once you figure out what kinds of experiences cause you to feel certain ways, you can change either the experiences, or when that’s not possible, change your responses to them. Alan Marlatt.||But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job. Danile Goleman.|
|You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings. Pearl S. Buck||The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication. Daniel Goleman|
|Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance. Brian Tracy||My research has shown me that when emotions are expressed ,which is to say that the biochemicals that are the substrate of emotion are flowing freely, all systems are united and made whole. When emotions are repressed, denied, not allowed to be whatever they may be, our network pathways get blocked, stopping the flow of the vital feel-good, unifying chemicals that run both our biology and our behavior. Candace Pert|
|The anger-guilt cycle is common. Parent-child relationships are very complex; those who find themselves in this cycle may repeat it for decades. They may try to think of what they can do differently, trying to come up with a strategy that will make their next time with the parent more fulfilling. They may try to ignore their own feelings, make excuses for a particular statement or response. Marilyn J. Sorensen.||I get mad. I get sad. I have all those emotions. But I just like to keep them to myself. I don’t think my fans need to be bothered with if I’m mad or sad about something. I should just be concerned that they are keeping up with my music or I’m making them happy with my show. Demi Lovato|
|The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts. Charles Darwin||Positivity doesn’t just change the contents of your mind…It widens the span of possibilities that you see. Barbara Fredrickson|