As an avid reader, I find not only enjoyment in delving into a new book for my own growth but I absolutely love to share what areas within myself that have been affected and shifted because of insights I've connected to in a book.
If service is the rent you pay to be on Earth, then sharing insights of transformation and expansion must be your utilities
This month I've been reading, Living Beyond Your Feelings by Joyce Meyer. We all have feelings and sometimes those things just totally get in the way of us living our best lives. It doesn't even have to be negative feelings.
For a woman, often times we become infatuated with men or women, we have no business being in or pursuing relationships with. Maybe your spirit tells you one thing but your feelings have you feeling all types of high, joyful and excited.
Sometimes we want to go after a goal so bad or embark on a new adventure thats been sitting inside us but we're too fearful because we don't want to get out of our comfort zone or even be challenged with the process of surrendering to the unknown.
Excitement or sadness can blind us from truth. Pride can tarnish relationships. Hurt and distrust can exclude you from allowing love in your life. Feeling, feelings, feelings. They can surely lead us astray.
In our quest to becoming our highest selves, we must constantly keep tally of ways to support and strengthen our own journeys. Between our spirits, our minds, our bodies and life circumstances, becoming more clear and releasing less confusion is a satisfactory goal. In this book, one can learn to take an honest look at themselves, and reel in reality.
It's not about emotions being "bad" or not dependable, but its about awareness. Understanding how your emotions really impact your life. It's about learning to not let emotions control every aspect of you. As you learn to honor all parts of you, it will be come more clear how to handle situations and make decisions. Not saying you will be perfect, but awareness is key.
What I've come to terms with is essentially emotional regulation. Making way for truth, clarity and understanding beyond what I'm feeling in the moment. In a major way, as a dreamer and someone whose managed depression for a long, one of my greatest lessons and reconfirmations has been to not let emotions steal time or opportunities.
How do you let your feelings affect your life? Have you thought about. Count and reflect on the ways and make a commitment to be more mindful, more patient, more understanding, and as always, more aware.
By: Tiffany W.