” Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions”. – Pema Chodron
Today’s topic is owning your emotions, learning to take responbility for your emotions. The moment you allow your emotions to be controlled by someone else or an external experience, you have made yourself a victim. The first step is to become aware. With awareness you make a conscious choice to accept or reject the emotion. This is where your power lies. This is where you either empower yourself or disempower yourself.
Anyone can trigger your old stories and beliefs, although; they cannot “make” you feel anything you do not choose to feel. I am not a victim, you are not a victim. We are not victims. It is your responsilbity to own and feel what you choose and who you are! That is emotional freedom that comes with choice.
The practice here is to be aware, observe, and then choose, what do I want to feel here? How do I choose to feel? If the story or belief which is triggered is no longer who you are today, remind yourself, that is not who I am and let it go. If there is a belief you would like to work through, ask, “How can I put this behind me, what has to happen which has allowed me to move through this?” “How can I work with this, see this differently in a way that is supportive?” In practicing this, you are taking control, you are choosing how to feel and what emotion you will take on, how can you respond vs react.
Are you ready to make today the day you choose you emotions?