Imagine you responded with only two emotions, happy and sad in your daily life. As you go about your day, whatever came up in your environment, you would respond with happy or sad. You receive an email, happy or sad. You get cut off in traffic, happy or sad. You listened to the news, happy or sad. You get the idea.
What if you then added a few more emotional responses. Happy, sad, glad and mad. Then when you went about your day, you would have a greater range of responses to choose from.
Is your response for anger different than irritated? Of course! If you were angry, you might yell, throw something or even hit something. However, if you were irritated, you might simply make a comment and be over it. Anger, you may hold on to longer than irritation.
When you increase your range of emotion, you increase your RESPONSIBILITY. i.e. your ability to respond.
It is not the fittest of the species that survives, it’s the one that’s most adaptable to change.
When you have more emotional range, you have more of a capacity to adapt to different situations.
When you think a thought, you interpret that thought and experience an emotion about it, and an action follows. Once that action is repeated over and over again, it becomes ingrained into your nervous system and eventually becomes a habitual pattern.
The emotions that you experience regularly have a response in your nervous system. This is why when someone has a lot of anger, you can see him explode before they are even aware of what they are doing.
Your current habitual thoughts, emotions and actions have gotten you to where you are in life now.
If you love your life, continue what you are doing.
If you want something to change, change your range of emotion.
A change in emotion is a change of destiny.
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