Is it possible to generate positive emotions or do we have no control over how we feel?
Have you ever noticed what your mind is doing when you are not watching?
When I suddenly become aware of my thoughts, I am always surprised to find out that they are happening without my involvement. They are automatic. I am on autopilot.
Thoughts just pop out of the blue, and my mind catches on to them and keeps chewing on them.
One automatic thought leads to another, then another, then another until I am drawn into an incessant inner narrative that usually comes with bright pictures and images.
Before I know it, those “voices” from the past get mixed with something I heard on the news recently or some of my old fears and resentments.
This deadly mixture circles in my mind, eventually creating a dark cloud of negativity that grows ever bigger until I become aware of myself and say: “Why am I thinking all this!”
It’s so hard to stop. If you are like me, you know that negativity can be delectable. There’s a certain pleasure in savoring how you’ve been mistreated in the past or how things can go sour in the future.
But such thoughts and emotions are poisonous and will very soon generate fear, anger, resentment, and selfishness.Continue reading “How can I generate positive emotions that will make me fly?”