Feelings are a direct reflection of the thoughts we are thinking.

If we’re feeling happy, it’s because we’re thinking happy thoughts. Likewise, If we’re feeling sad or angry, its because we’re recalling sad thoughts or thinking about something that is making us mad.

Understanding this is paramount to having more good days than bad; more happy days than sad. 

If we can recognize that it is our thoughts that are triggering the emotion, we can empower ourselves to ask: Do I want to keep thinking this if it makes me feel this way?  Your answer will largely be determined depending on the way you’re feeling or what you might need to discuss or work out.

I write regularly about taking the time to breathe because of the importance of this concept.  When anger grabs hold of me, it’s because I’m thinking angry, frightened, out of control, worried thoughts. Anger has it’s place.  It’s an emotion that is as worthy as happiness.  That said, anger originates from our thoughts about a person or situation. Feelings of contentment arise when I stop, breathe and seek the silver lining in the person or situation WHILE remembering the world doesn’t change that much on a second to second basis…but my thoughts sure can.

I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience the author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook ✨ I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  Modeling info @Wilhelminamodels —other info in my bio & on my websites. #wilhelminadirect #newyork #silverdisobedience #wilhelminamodelsmiami