Monday, 15 October 2012

Emotions

An emotion is only an emotion. It’s just a small part of your whole being. You are much more than your emotion. An emotion comes, stays for a while, and goes away, just like a storm. If you’re aware of that, you won’t be afraid of your emotions. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Emotions are not tools of cognition. They tell you nothing about the nature of reality. - Dave Galanter

Emotions are the colours of the soul. - WM. Paul Young

Emotions are the lowest form of consciousness. Emotional actions are the most contracted, narrowing, dangerous form of behaviour. - Timothy Leary

Emotions can keep you ill. When the brain warns of danger, emotion leaps into action; blood pressure increases, adrenaline flows into the blood stream, muscles tense. When emergency passes, the emotions let up and we relax. But when the danger does not go away ... the emotions keep pouring out distress signals which may ultimately manifest themselves physically. - Blake Clark

Emotions talked to you before you had words, so listen to them ... they are often more honest than the mind's remarkable ability to self-deceive. - WM. Paul Young

I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them. - Oscar Wilde

It was all very well to be emotional, but emotions should be servants, not masters – or at least not tyrants. - Robert Benson

Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it. - Vincent Van Gogh

Men are no more immune from emotions than women; we think women are more emotional because the culture lets them give free vent to certain feelings, “feminine” ones, that is, no anger please, but it’s okay to turn on the waterworks. - Una Stannard

No book or expert can protect us from the range of painful emotions that make us human. - Harriet Lerner

The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it. - Nicholas Sparks

This is the greatest paradox: the emotions cannot be trusted; yet it is the emotions that tell us the greatest truths. - Don Herold

We become our own enemy when we are thrown out of balance by anger, hatred, grief or any other intense emotion. We are for the time being obsessed by something alien. - Paramanada

Willpower is a myth. The problem with trying to use willpower to achieve and sustain a behavioural change is that it is fuelled by emotion. And as we all know, our emotions are, at best, fickle. They come and go. When your emotions start running down – and they will – even your best-laid plans will fall flat. - Philip C. McGraw

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