Emotions and their Influence

Understanding how your emotions influence your actions can ensure that you are always cognizant of why you make your choices. When you let your feelings drive you without knowing where they may lead you, the life you end up creating may be vastly different from the one you dreamed of. Recognizing the power our emotions can hold over us allows you to choose whether to follow their lead or to seek counsel from our rational mind first. Our emotions are meant to serve us, rather than be served by us. When you understand how your feelings may be driving you to express yourself today, you’ll be able to harness your emotions to help you further your cause, not hinder it.

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I am an avid lover of Australian Shepherds! They are my life! View all posts by Katie

2 responses to “Emotions and their Influence

  • hugtrip

    I’ve found my feelings are so often influenced first by my thoughts. I love the Buddhist saying about us mastering our minds rather than the other way around. It’s not easy, but when I manage to direct my thoughts, I find that my feelings follow. It also helps to remember that feelings, while important, are transient.

  • kaitlots

    Yes Hugtrip, you are spot on. I have noticed I will have irrational thoughts, then of course the emotions are irrational. If I can observe the thought first, it gives me the chance to evaluate it, and often not react from a place of emotional irrationalness (not sure that’s a word). and Yes! Feelings are fleeting. Sounds like you are on the right track… I am going to check out your blog 🙂

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