I appreciate the way she talks about anger: If you have too little of it, you won't protect yourself, and if you have too much you'll offend against the rights of others.
I appreciate her insights on fear: If you can work with your fear, you can understand when it is healthy and appropriate, and when it is repetitive and unhelpful to you. It's important to have a good relationship with fear.
Insights on happiness:
"Each of your emotions has a specific purpose and a specific place in your life. One of the biggest tricks to learn with happiness is to let it come and go — and to not treat it as better or more important than your other emotions. Every emotion has its place.Insights on sadness: It clears away things that don’t work so that you can make changes in your life and make room for things that do work for you. What a great gift!
If you treat happiness as your go-to emotion, you’ll suffer unnecessarily when your other emotions arise. You need anger, fear, sadness, jealousy, envy, guilt, grief, shame, and even depression (etc.) at times. If all you know and all you want is happiness, you’ll tend to avoid, ignore, suppress, or mistreat your other emotions, and then guess what? You won’t be happy very often."
I also really appreciated the pdf download. There was a time in my life when I carried a sheet like that around with me, so that I could learn what each emotion was and how I experienced it.
She says a lot more, and a lot better than I can, so go check it out?
What I appreciate most about you is your continual curiosity in healing yourself. I've watched you grow, change and inspire yourself to do even more. I love that I get to know YOU and witness your life. Thank you for being part of my world.
In appreciation of how you touch my life, I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. To see more about that, visit my blog at http://angiekmillgate.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/liebster-blog-award/
I think her comments on happiness -- on letting it come and go -- are spot on.ReplyDelete
I appreciate her insights on fear: If you can work with your fear, you can understand when it is healthy and appropriate, and when it is repetitive and unhelpful to you. It's important to have a good relationship with fear.I love this line very much and its true.ReplyDelete
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I read your blog. You’ve said it all beautifully and I like these type postings.ReplyDelete
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