The Power of Emotions



Our emotions are indicators of the kinds of things that we are focusing upon.

When we FEEL good, happy, joyful, positive, exhilarated, giddy, fabulous, it’s because we are focusing on things that please us.

We resonate, approve, appreciate, love what we see and our emotions confirm it for us.

We all know how terrific that feels. We want to feel that way all the time!

AND

When we feel bad, resentful, angry, sad, annoyed, negative, grumpy, lousy, it’s because we are focusing on things that displease us.

We judge, fear, disapprove, hate what we see and our emotions confirm it for us.

And it really sucks, doesn’t it?

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Could it really be that simple? Can I actually control the way I feel by what I choose to focus upon? What about other people, special circumstances? What about “fate”?

Focus on what you wish to get more of. Yes, it’s really is that simple!

GOOD NEWS FOR LOVE RELATIONSHIPS!

We get to choose what we focus upon AND how we choose to respond to what we see. If we react to something that we find to be negative; by focusing even harder on it, by complaining about it, by commiserating with our friends about it, it WILL get bigger.
OR

We can react to something we find negative by softening our focus on it, by noticing the positive aspects of it, or by changing our focus entirely to something that pleases us.

(This is not looking at something you find negative and pretending that it’s not negative. This is merely shifting your gaze away from what you find negative and focusing on something you find more pleasing.)

Remember, you get to choose! So BE SELECTIVE!
When you can do this, the negative thing will NOT get bigger and may even begin to go away.

Either way, we have short circuited the downward slide that we sometimes find ourselves on by making this shift. Checking in with our emotions tells us if we have succeeded.

Being “in love” is good for us.

You read it in books. You watch it in movies. You listen to it in songs.

Love makes the world go ’round. Love is a many splendored thing. All we need is love. Right?

Have you noticed when you are newly in love, just about everything in our lives gets better? Not just our love relationships. Everything!

Why is that?

When we direct most of our attention to feeling the breathless excitement and exhilaration of a new passion, our positive, uplifted outlook can’t help but roll over into the rest of our lives.

The more we focus on everything that is wonderful, the broader and more delicious the effects will be.

When you give your attention to something in your love relationship, be it positive or negative, it will get bigger.

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The more focused attention you give it, the more rampant the growth. This is delightful when the object of your focus is something that you desire!