What we think and do, affects the way we feel.
The way we think determines what type of emotions we have. We are equipped with the right to make decisions, which is our Chooser. Our Emotions reside in our feelings. Emotions are our feelings on the inside caused by pain or pleasure that will direct our life to a certain place.
Three factors in making successful decisions vs Emotional Decisions are-
1) Accurate knowledge
2) Wisdom and Wise Counsel,
3) Understanding the Process to reach the desired goals
Many problems that we face are based on our emotions. We must learn to control our thoughts because our emotions will follow our thoughts. If we control our emotions, we can do anything.
The current pandemic has taught us so many valuable lessons and has brought the world to its feet where we humans now know that we do not control everything and even a microscopic virus can bring everything to a standstill in days.
In this situation, We, as a society, really have no idea how suffocated people are in their emotions. Some of us are fortunate enough to have safe and secure places to live and are enjoying the benefits indoors, working from home. There are many out there who are suffering and have no clue what's in store for them ahead...
Most people have nobody to express themselves entirely to. Everyone is holding back their vulnerabilities to maintain the social image of a confident and happy person. Heart-to-heart conversations have become rare, artificial, and shallow. Most hearts are filled with empty defense and there is a fear of being judged or rejected.
Emotions await just a release. Social images make sure that weakness is not glorified. Children are adapting to a completely new lifestyle, a study from home. They have bottled up stress. Young people suffer from anxiety and depression. Sometimes what is required, is just a listening ear. Just a time to be non-judgemental and allow the emotions to flow.
Today everything is instant, just like instant coffee......we are leading impatient lifestyles, and emotions have started feeling like a waste of time.
We have WhatsApp, Facetime, Zoom, and social media - and we also have stress, anxiety, and depression.
Our forefathers had neither... Because they talked to each other...... Because talking helps.....listening without judging and without providing solutions helps...
The face-to-face type talking, the just-listen-to-me type talking, the hold-my-hand-and-let-me-cry type talking, the sit-next-to-me-and-listen-to-my-silence type talking... the talking where persons can be themselves and say anything they feel without the fear of any judgment or loss or rejection.
At times, there is not much we can do but we can offer to listen!
This is the opportunity we have at hand, spend some time with your old parents, surprise them with a call or a visit when the lockdown settles down... talk to your kids, talk to people in your society, your neighbors,etc....
Let's let people talk without any fear. Let's create conversations...
Let's start talking again...Let's create an amazing bond.