Emotional awareness

May 2011
884
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Marble, N.C.
Last night I was writing about my life and a emotion popped up, the emotion of depression. I studied it analysed it became aware of it and for the first time in my life I was aware of my emotion. It did not control me but I controlled it. It was a wonderful experience. In todays world we need psychology and forums like this to teach us we do not have to become controlled by our emotions. pljames
 
Jan 2012
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New York
I think I generally agree except for how you're using "control."

An Analogy
Bob lives in a traing station. He doesn't want some of the trains to go where they will go.
He spends all of his effort and time trying to stop those trains from leaving the station.
But he can't. Trains are very powerful.

John studies where all the trains are going and all the possibilities for each destination.
Then he chooses which train to take.
 
May 2011
884
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Marble, N.C.
Sorta,
All my life my emotions and beliefs from others have controlled me. Now I am in control. The word belief comes to mind. I want to be in control of me my thoughts my way and the consiquences thereof. Free at last free at last Martin Luther king. pljames