As passionate as I am about things, I’ve only just begun to “connect with the emotions”. The key to understanding emotions is to accept “them” as they are. Contrary to what most of us have been taught, they are not to be gotten rid of or changed. By learning their true purpose, they become a great ally!
When you reflect on your day as you turn off the lights, you are in fact revisiting how you felt about it, not what you thought about it. I’m seeing that feelings can be so prevailing they can redefine reality. You got word of a promotion – objectively, great news. But if it fills you with anxiety, that will translate a different news like maybe you’re really not competent enough. What if your spouse has little regard for you? Her contempt will redefine what is true within the world you share. The final arbiter of our perception is emotion, not cognition.