Trans4mind Home Page
Free Life Assessment Results

Discover Yourself!

Trans4mind has developed a very helpful Life Assessment tool that you can use, freely and confidentially. Register now (with no obligation) and get to discover the key challenges you face and the most effective ways to transform your life for the better...
 

Inspiring Quotes of the Week...

Releasing Emotions

Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Releasing Emotions
“The key is to not resist or rebel against emotions or to try to get around them by devising all sorts of tricks; but to accept them directly, as they are.” ~ Takahisa Kora
After all, they are our response, we own them. They may be instinctual, but we do have choice, we can be mindful and take control, and choose an appropriate emotional response that is not self-defeating.
“Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance.” ~ Deepak Chopra
Acceptance is the key - not splitting off from our own feelings, that doesn't make sense.
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.” ~ Doc Childre
There are rational emotional responses appropriate to the current circumstances, and there are responses dominated by imprinted patterns from the past, powered by the fear that we felt back then... our past decisions, beliefs, conditioning, assumptions, intolerances, over-generalizing, negative thinking, egotism, and so on.
“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.” ~ Audre Lorde
Don't let emotions push you into action or reaction. Just allow them to be and to speak to you. Once they are acknowledged, fully experienced and accepted, their lessons are learned and their energy is released.
“When we realize that we are creating an emotion, and can take responsibility for that, the underlying beliefs come into the open and we can see more easily what is appropriate and what isn't.” ~ Peter Shepherd
People are naturally somewhat afraid of emotions, in that they can be 'carried away' by them, even to lose themselves and their sanity if they are not careful. It is only really by successfully practicing Releasing that one comes to understand that we are truly the master of emotions and not their slave.

Here’s some further reading on this theme...

Interview about Releasing Emotions ~ by Peter Shepherd

The interview concludes: If you don't care about personal growth, that's OK. You might be quite happy and you will stay that way, until something happens that you don't have the resources and wisdom to handle - then you may go downhill. Or you may get old and wonder where your life went, since you had been living in a safe but limiting cocoon. Or you might be pretending you're quite happy, because you don't want to face that actually you are living someone else's life rather than what you want to be doing, and that you spend considerable effort avoiding things you don't want to confront. Or you might consider that painful emotions are just a part of life that is inevitable, and you can continue to live with this suffering. Most people do nothing, and so human nature continues to create all the problems that we see in the world, on a personal, familial and social/political scale. But it is possible to 'find ourselves' through releasing the limitations we impose on ourselves as a result of our upbringing and negative learning experiences. Only such a person can fully and freely love - without judgment - their fellow man. Yes, it gets spiritual again. This is a Christ consciousness we're talking about, and it's what the world needs - without all the false dogma and political manipulation we see with established religions and cults. Continues...

Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter

Out of the box
PODCAST: Peter Shepherd about Transitions in Life
Learn more   Download MP3   Trans4mind Podcasts
Inspiring Quotes of the Week
Ability   Abundance   Action   Adaptability   Adversity   Affirmations   Age   Animals   Appreciation   Attitude   Awakening   Awareness   Balance   Beauty   Begin   Being In the Present   Being Yourself   Belief   Be the Change   Birth & Rebirth   Challenges in Life   Change the World   Character   Children   Choice   Civilization   Common Sense   Communication in Relationships   Community  Compassion   Conscience   Courage   Confidence   Connection   Creativity   Criticism   Death   Determination   Discipline   Doing Good   Dreams   Ego   Emotional Intelligence   Enlightenment   Excellence   Experience   Excuses   Failure   Family   Fashion   Fear   Forgiveness   Freedom   Free Will   Friendship   Get Started   Gibran on Marriage   Giving   God is...   Gratitude   Greatness   Hard Work   Habits   Happiness   Healing   Health   Heart   Heart & Work   Home   Hope   Humor   Imagination  Independence   Integrity   Inquiring Mind   Inner Guidance   Intention   Involvement   Judgmental   Kindness   Knowing Yourself   Knowledge   Leadership   Learning   Letting Life Unfold   Liberty   Life   Light of Love   Listening   Listening II   Love & Marriage   Manifestation   Meaning   Meditation   Memories   Mind   Mindfulness   Mistakes   Motivation   Music   Nature   Old Age   Oneness   Optimism   Parenting   Passion   Patience   Peace   Personal Growth   Pets   Potential   Positive Approach   Possibilities   Prayer   Presence   Quality   Reaching the End   Releasing Emotions   Religion   Responsibility   Risk   Romance   Self-Love   Service   Shine Consciously   Silence   Spiritual Intelligence   Sports   Stereotypes   Stress   Suffering   Support   Thanksgiving   Time   Togetherness   Tolerance   Transformation   Transitions in Your Life   Trust   Truth   Ups and Downs of Life   Unconditional Love   Values   Vision   Wayne Dyer   Wholeness   Wisdom   Women's Rights   Work-Life Balance   Working Together   Youth  
When you subscribe to our free service, you'll receive an email with several transformational quotes about a key personal growth topic - plus commentary by Peter Shepherd - to inspire you throughout the week.
And as a bonus when you've confirmed your subscription, freely download your choice of 50 ebooks in the Transformational eLibrary - including Peter Shepherd's book, 'Daring to Be Yourself'!

Subscribe now... it's free!


Please look out for an email asking you to confirm your subscription request.
Your address will remain 100% confidential and it's just one click to unsubscribe.
Our Life Challenges
Trans4mind Training
The key challenges we face in life:
HEALING YOURSELF - Find Your Healing Path   Learn to Forgive   Get Over Guilt   Overcome Jealousy & Envy   Let Go of Anger & Frustration   Improve Your Self-Esteem   Overcome Fear & Anxiety   Overcome Bad Habits   Cope with a Major Loss  
BEING SUCCESSFUL - Achieve Success   Be a Person of Integrity   Reach Your Goals   Express Yourself Creatively   Find Your Life's Purpose   Present Yourself Well   Find Fulfillment at Work   Work Well in a Team   Be a Leader   Master Money   Empower Others  
ENHANCING RELATIONSHIPS - Have Meaningful Relationships   Develop Social Skills   Establish Boundaries   Express Myself & Envy   Ask Powerful Questions   Learn to Listen   Be Non-Judgmental   Resolve Conflict   Create Intimacy  
FREE RESOURCE - The Personal Journal
LIFE TRANSITIONS - Learning a New Skill   Making a New Habit   Recovering from Abuse   Financial Crisis   Self-Directed Education   Beginning a New Career   Discovering the Spiritual Path   Holistic Wellness   Mind Development   Promotion at Work   Retirement   Becoming Happy   Human Rights
See your life clearly, perhaps for the first time...
Words of Wisdom
1000 of the Most Inspiring Quotes

Life Purpose
Spiritual Awareness
Success and Abundance
Happiness and Wellbeing
Communication & Relationships
Motivation and Leadership
Parenting and Education
Emotional Intelligence
Transitions in Life
Social Community
Quirky Quotes
Creativity
Proverbs
Humor

Download a PDF of 'Words of Wisdom'
~ My Favorite Picture Quotes ~
~ Quotes by Peter Shepherd ~
~ Quotes by Wallace Huey ~
~ The Universal Wisdom of Proverbs ~
Previous Inspiring Quotes of the Day... Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3 - Page 4

Support your personal development with these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

This is our selection of favorites, but there's a session for every need! Choose from over 800 Hypnosis Downloads...
Search now on an issue that interests or concerns you...
 

View all the Hypnosis Downloads here

Copyright © 1997-2017 Trans4mind Ltd