The Power Of Your Emotions

Strong emotions can motivate us, change our opinions, detour us, and even change our lives.

So it makes sense that then can make all the difference in our romantic relationships.

Emotions drive our strong beliefs, our dedication and commitment to people and causes.

Emotional reactions can even break up long term relationships, destroying years of investment of love, courage and perseverance.

Emotions can have such a life-changing effect that it is worth taking a moment to observe and understand them more deeply.

A key aspect to emotions is they can surface suddenly without us being able to control them.

Is It A Good Idea To Try To Control Our Emotions?

Usually we try to control emotions after we discover and feel them. Then they can erupt – burst out without us knowing they were even there.

One reason is because emotions are born deep in our unconscious mind and are often influenced by reaction patterns from our historical conditioning.

For example, if our mother constantly showed a strong reaction to something, there is a good chance are we will have a strong opinion or reaction to it also. If we had a moment of intense fear or embarrassment in our childhood it is likely we will remain sensitive to this theme in adulthood.

Because emotions are so unpredictable and difficult to control we can sometimes feel quite helpless towards them.

However there are excellent skills and tools we can use to work with emotions in empowering and positive ways. These skills can help us feel more in control to choose practical options in moments of crisis.

By observing and managing emotions correctly, we can find our lives becoming balanced and positive. Learning about our emotions leads to understanding ourselves more deeply and to making clearer choices without the cloud of intense emotion.

The truth is, it’s what we do and say that makes the difference – not what we feel.

One important reason to study our emotions is that our decision-making is affected by the feelings we are having in that key moment.

For example if we are anxious while choosing how to respond to an important business or family situation, our decision may be shortsighted and create a less than optimal result. Our emotional state can directly affect the results in our lives.

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