What is your favorite feeling? I mean are you addicted to your anger? Do your words have an edge? Do you apologize too often? Are you fearful? Sometimes its easier to identify emotions in others. What was your dad’s most predictable emotional reaction to life in general? Your mom’s? Your siblings? Now back to you. Who are you most like in your first family? We are habitual people. What emotional habits do you think you absorbed in your childhood? Good news: change if needed is a choice.
I am generally happy in my life. But have to watch my “critical gage” which can easily show its ugly head. I was blessed with pretty balanced parents but I can recognize some of each of their traits in me. It’s good to think on those things because we take time to learn more about ourselves. Thanks for sharing! As always, it is great!
They say some things we inherit are genetics, like depression, anxiety, etc. How do we, even if we think we are trying, correct this?
Feelings are often put on the back burner, or we are encouraged to not show them. God created them for a reason, and I believe that it is important that we acknowledge them. I have a very little of my parents because I have worked hard to heal and change. I believe I am a balanced women but have to keep myself in check when I am confronted with children being abused. That will always be a hot button for me and God will continue to use it to guide me as He uses me to help other’s. I try to live by what I tell other people, feelings do not have a brain so we need to make sure that we have our feelings in check before we act.
Patsy, This is Pam Kramer. Do you remember me? How about – -“I heard about a chronic Christian who claimed to communicate the Covenant with candor and conviction?” Portage Faith Reformed Woman’s Retreat. And I drove to Brighton to see you? I lost track of you decades ago. We had a very friendly relationship. Wrote notes, etc. I loved you then, and that continues. I have grieved the fact that we lost contact. I’d love to catch up. You encouraged me to WRITE. ‘Remember? My email is PamKramer71@gmail.com I can’t wait to hear from you.