Emotions and Your Response to Them – The Founders
“What your place in the world is meant to do for you is elicit a primary response to your place, your position, your lot in life. The primary response is usually emotional in nature. That response to the circumstances that you are living and the people you are surrounded by was never meant to be the final experience.
Your emotions are there to give you one experience of whatever it is you are facing in your life, but then you get to decide what you do once the emotion is triggered. You can take actions from that emotional place. You can think your way out of that emotional place. You can tell stories about why it is you feel the way that you feel, or you can snuff those emotions out with substances, shopping, sex, gambling, and a whole host of other addictions.
But here is what we recommend that you do when you feel the emotions that come up. We suggest that you experience them from a place of curiosity. We suggest that you allow the emotions to be what they are, instead of trying to fix them, transform them, or run away from them, suppress them.
Once you have your emotional response and you decide that you can not only endure the emotion but you can actually enjoy the quality of the experience of it, that is when you take command of your lives. That is when you recognize that your emotions do not control you and that you are bigger than them. And it is from that place of knowing that you are capable of feeling how you want to feel and creating what you want to create.
It is, after all, your life. The emotions that you have felt were holding you hostage were actually there to be used as tools, as guidance, and as a way of experiencing reality. So feel them, embrace them, and witness them. And you will have the ability to extract their energy from them and use it for whatever you desire.
We are The Founders. We are the keepers of the flame.”