Your Emotional Guidance

by Scott Noelle

Nature designed our bodies to feel pleasure when we do things that are good for us and pain when we do things that aren’t. For example, eating feels good when you’re hungry, but it hurts when you’re full.

Just as physical feelings are meant to guide you toward physical well-being, emotions are a higher order of feelings meant to guide you toward spiritual well-being — that is, to guide your thoughts.

When your thoughts are aligned with your Authentic Self, you feel pleasureful emotions like peace and love. When your thoughts are out of alignment with your Self, you feel painful emotions like fear and resentment.

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In the next Groove, we’ll look at how Emotional Guidance works in parenting situations. For today, simply be mindful of your emotions and notice the thoughts that accompany them.

Remind yourself that ALL emotions are good — even the “negative” ones — because they are there to guide you back to your Self.

Originally published on 2006-06-07
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