Some of the things that we hold onto most could be the very reasons for our suffering—-Anonymous
Our emotions are our guidance system.
Simple as that.
Each emotion that we experience is a beautiful reminder to us of how in or out of alignment our belief system is.
Belief <———> Emotion
If we are feeling frustration then we have a belief that is out of alignment with who we truly are.
If we are feeling joy then we have a belief that is directly aligned with who we truly are.
This understanding can be extremely empowering.
I will give a quick example.
—-I recently was feeling loneliness and depression. Not just for a day, or a week, but for a couple months. It was chronic. I was suffering. Why? I had a belief that was out of alignment with who I truly Am.
One day, I decided to sit with the loneliness rather than “be busy” and run from what I was feeling. I asked myself, “what belief is causing me to feel lonely?” I realized that it was because I believed that my previous partner was “The One”. I was depressed and feeling lonely because I truly thought that we were soul mates, that we were meant to be together forever. The loneliness was the universe showing me that I needed to change this belief.
So, I did. I simply changed my belief to, “she’s not the one”. It was scary and uncomfortable to say it at first. But, I immediately felt freed. Freed from the shackles of a belief that was not true to me.
And I no longer feel the loneliness that I once did.
I’m not saying that I don’t feel “negative” emotions anymore. I do. Everyday.
But, I try not to let it become chronic.——-
This understanding is so powerful because we realize that emotions are neither “positive” nor “negative”, rather just a sign of how in or out of alignment we are with our true selves.
We must try our best to recognize what emotion we are feeling and if it causing us to suffer. If it is, then we must root that belief and change it. Meaning, dig deep to find out what it is that we believe to be true about ourselves that clearly is not.
Change a belief, change an emotion.
This can be applied to ANY emotion.
If we are feeling joy, find out what belief that it is that is causing us to feel joy. When we find the belief/or set of beliefs that is causing us to feel joy then we know that that belief is in alignment with our truest selves.
Changing a belief can be very scary. Very scary. We then step into the unknown. We shed a piece of us that we believed to be our true selves for so long even though it was only causing us to suffer.
Change requires us to do the things that feel hard and scary. Change requires courage and confidence. When it comes to goals, dreams, and changing our lives, our emotions are our guidance system.
The 4 Step Process
1. What’s the emotion?———>
2.Find the belief causing the emotion——>
3.Change the belief (if the emotion is “negative”) ———->
4. Experience the new emotion
I hope this helps.
I’m going to surf now.
I Love You All.