Food for thought: He irritates me so much!
: How do feelings work? Feelings = thoughts + instincts. Thoughts assign definite meanings to instincts through the experience of feeling. Thus, behind every feeling is a causative thought.
No man can generate thoughts for another person, because that would require entering their soul and using their free will to form a thought. All a person can do is create an environment that enables another person to choose how to form and direct their thoughts in response to what is happening. Only when a thought is chosen, and thus meaning assigned, does it produce a corresponding feeling in the body.
“He irritates me so much”. No, irritation is a feeling, and this feeling is a consequence of the thought we voluntarily chose to assign to the experience. While their actions might be reprehensible, how we feel is a consequence of how we chose to think about it. Thus, it is not “he” irritates me, but “I am choosing to feel irritated”.
Dr. Ikenna Q. Ezealah
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Excellent! Eye opener. I have to learn to be intentional with my feelings . Never thought of it this way . Well done 👏 cuzn.
On Thu, Apr 29, 2021, 3:18 PM Foundation for Ascent wrote:
> Ikenna Q. Ezealah, Ph.D. posted: ” Food for thought: He irritates me so > much! : How do feelings work? Feelings = thoughts + instincts. Thoughts > assign definite meanings to instincts through the experience of feeling. > Thus, behind every feeling is a causative thought. No man can gene” >
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