The connection between emotion, thoughts, and what happens in the world around us

I recently woke up in the middle of the night with some very negative thoughts. Then I noticed the negative emotion that I was experiencing. As I relaxed into this emotion, it lost power. My inner peace came back and the negative thinking stopped. As I reflected on what happened, I noticed something interesting.

I noticed the connection between our emotion and our thoughts. The type of thoughts we have are literally determined by our emotion. If you are full of joy, you are going to have positive thoughts. If you are upset, you are going to have negative thoughts

Ultimately, our thoughts are nothing more than thoughts, but we relate to them as though they are observations of the truth. As we accept our thoughts, they turn into beliefs. These beliefs become our reality and then shape our actions. Then life responds accordingly which causes our thoughts to come true. We create our lives by our thoughts, our speaking, and our reality.

The next time you are a negative state, take the focus off of your circumstances and notice the emotion. Notice that you are having a very specific body sensation. Then notice that this emotion is totally separate from what is happening in your life. The circumstances of your life are outside of you. The emotion is inside.

Then relax into the emotion and feel it willingly like a child. Feel it deliberately and purposefully. Reach in and pull it out. As you do this, the emotion loses power and is replaced with inner peace. This changes the quality of your life. It also changes your thinking, your actions, and what happens around you. Practice this and watch what happens.

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