reply to post by Caioneach
i'm glad that you are experiencing happy thoughts, i think that's awesome and i hope whatever you have going on catches and spreads like a plague.
made me feel good to read your words.
made me think too. there are feelings (happiness, sadness, joy, blues, confusion etcetera) and there is intuition.
i was taught very young to listen to your inner self, your intuitions, as they are of vital importance.
my older brother told me: "ya know how sometimes you have a craving for ice cream or Chinese food or peanut butter? always go with it, because that
is your inner mind telling you what your body needs. you are lacking something your system wants. don't deny it. listen to your head." i thought
that was pretty perceptive, and i'm glad my brother shared.
i think there is a huge difference between feelings and intuition.
the most important thing i've learned on feelings is regarding discipline toward emotional reaction. staying in control of one's self, maintaining a
level head, will pay off in spades. we cannot control the world or what happens in it for the most part. but we can control how we react to what takes
place in our little world. keeping one's feelings to themselves is often better than lashing out in the moment.
feelings can cloud or alter our judgement. it's better to experience the feeling, give yourself time to take it in, and when the dust has settled
one can think with a clearer mind. no, it isn't always easy, and such discipline does not come overnight. the most successful people i've
encountered know how to exercise control over their feelings. mighty is the man who keeps a poker face when they would actually like to reach across
the table during a meeting and choke the living shiat out of someone for something incredibly stupid they just said or did.
i don't do so well with feelings due to chemical imbalances. but i'm just as God made me. just as Mother Nature gave me intense overwhelming
feelings that make daily life a roller-coaster ride, i was also given a decent IQ and imagination unreal. every gift comes at a price. whatever
clothes you are given, wear them with pride. stand tall.
as for intuition, that has paid off for me in the past in circumstances best not shared in a public forum. suffice it to say i've learned to listen
fast to the imaginary angel perched on one shoulder