Thursday, October 05, 2006

Choices

Who acts on every emotion they feel? A child does. If we feel an emotion, even an unwanted one like fear, that doesn't make us childish. But acting on it might. Of course, there are times when acting out of fear will save our lives. That is what it's for, after all. But most of the time, we can hold off on our gut reaction and come up with a better plan that fight or flight. It doesn't mean that we suppress the fear. We push it aside in order to go after what we want or need. Anger shouldn't be suppressed either, because then it can damage us. Mental health professionals say depression is anger turned inward. It's no better to harm ourselves that way than someone else. But if we can think through the reason for our anger, sometimes we can just let it go.

Doing the Right Thing
and Achieving All Your Goals at the Same Time

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