Dr. Laura Shackelford
Dr. Laura Shackelford Assistant Minister

I want to talk about feelings and emotions today.  Many people think they are the same, but they’re not.  A feeling is just a thought that you hold about something.  Whereas an emotion is an eruption or an expressing of a thought in a certain way.  Emotion is energy in motion (e+motion).  Emotions are the out picturing of an inner idea; its’ what you do with the feelings you have.  Feelings are always true, but emotions can be deceiving.

There may be a situation or experience you don’t like.  That’s being honest, but you can choose how you express or display those feelings and emotions.   This is true self-mastery.  The world needs right now a new level of understanding and expression of what it means to be human.  We need to learn to interact with each other in loving respectful ways.  Mastery of our feelings and emotions is at the heart and soul of that challenge.

Have a peace-filled day.

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