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271 Best Master Your Emotions Quotes By Thibaut Meurisse

1. “Your emotions are not here to make your life harder, but to tell you something. Without them, you wouldn’t grow.”


2. “However, despite what your inner voice may say, your emotions aren’t bad. Emotions are simply emotions. Nothing more.”


3. “As Benjamin Franklin said, “Some people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until seventy-five.”


4. “With practice, you learn to distance yourself from thoughts, reducing their power and their impact.”


5. “Note that the ego is neither good nor bad; it’s just a result of a lack of self-awareness. It fades away as you become aware of it since ego and awareness cannot coexist.”


6. “Tus pensamientos definen quién eres y construyen tu realidad.”


7. “As Nelson Mandela once said, “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” It just doesn’t work.”


8. “The ego refers to the self-identity you’ve constructed throughout your life. How was this identity created? Put simply, the ego was created through your thoughts and, as a mind-created identity, has no concrete reality. Events that happen to you bear no meaning in themselves. You give them meaning only through your interpretation of those events.”


9. “You are not your emotions. You are not sad, you merely experience feelings that you may call ‘sadness’ at a given point in time.”


10. “Above the line, you are: Curious Listening consciously Feeling emotions Discussing without being argumentative Appreciating Taking responsibility, and Questioning your beliefs.”


11. “you are not your emotions. Your emotions will come and they will go.”


12. “Your mind operates on the famous computing principle of GIGO - garbage in, garbage out. If you do ill, speak ill and think ill, the residue is going to leave you sick. If you do well, speak well and think well, the outcome is going to be well. ​— ​Om Swami, A Million Thoughts.”


13. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. ​— ​Pablo Picasso”


14. “As you replace your current story with a more empowering one—while, at the same time, letting go of your excessive attachment to things, people or ideas—you will be able to experience more positive emotions.”


15. “In his classic book, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie wrote the following: One of America’s most distinguished psychiatrists, Dr. A. A. Brill, goes even further. He declares, “One hundred percent of the fatigue of the sedentary worker in good health is due to psychological factors, by which we mean emotional factors. ​— ​Dale Carnegie”


16. “this: the way you interpret emotions,”


17. “In fact, according to Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness, fifty percent of our happiness is determined by genetics, forty percent by internal factors, and only ten percent by external factors.”


18. “Your interpretation of reality creates suffering in your life. Reality in itself can never be upsetting. This is worth repeating.”


19. “As a result, you may have been repressing your emotions for years. By doing so, you let them sink deeper into your subconscious, allowing them to become part of your identity. They have often become patterns you may be unaware of. For instance, perhaps, you feel you aren’t good enough. Or maybe you experience guilt on a regular basis. These are the results of core beliefs you developed over time by repressing your emotions.”


20. “You don’t need to avoid fear or numb yourself to it before you can take action. Instead, you must accept the fact that fear won’t go away and get used to it. Then, you must decide to take action.”


21. “You can’t attract thoughts that are out of sync with how you feel at any given time.”


22. “Reality in itself can never be upsetting.”


23. “As Zig Ziglar said, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” Remember, what other people can do, you can do as well. Remember also, success is not a limited resource.”


24. “Our bodies change our minds, our minds change our behavior, and our behavior changes our outcomes.”


25. “The mind always seeks to deny the Now and to escape from it. In other words, the more you are identified with your mind, the more you suffer. Or you may put it like this: the more you are able to honor and accept the Now, the more you are free of pain, of suffering—and free of the egoic mind.”


26. “Try to see that a thought about a person or event is merely a thought about that person or event. It is the thought about them that makes you feel the way you do. To change the way you feel, change the way you think. ​— ​Vernon Howard, The Power of Your Supermind.”


27. “If we play it safe we risk missing out on life, and we may regret it later.”


28. “Exhibiting a superiority complex. This hides the fear of not being good enough.”


29. “Try to see that a thought about a person or event is merely a thought about that person or event. It is the thought about them that makes you feel the way you do. To change the way you feel, change the way you think. ​— ​Vernon Howard, The Power of Your Supermind”


30. “The ‘one day I will’ myth Do you believe that one day you will achieve your dream and finally be happy? It is unlikely to happen. You may (and I hope you will) achieve your goal, but you won’t live ‘happily ever after.’ This thinking is just another trick your mind plays on you. Your mind quickly acclimates to new situations, which is probably the result of evolution and our need to adapt continually to survive and reproduce. This acclimatization is also probably why the new car or house you want will only make you happy for a while. Once the initial excitement wears off, you’ll move on to crave the next exciting thing. This phenomenon is known as ‘hedonic adaptation.”


31. “Psychologists have shown that mental suffering is what consumes most of your energy.”


32. “I know the feeling of, ‘What's the point?’ Everything worth saying has already been said. And who am I to write about it anyway? What have I achieved so far? Ah, well... I guess it's natural. Good to know that we’re not the only ones struggling.”


33. “The feeling of ‘not being good enough’ alone must have killed more dreams than anything else. And who has never felt that way?”


34. “according to Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness, fifty percent of our happiness is determined by genetics, forty percent by internal factors, and only ten percent by external factors.”


35. “learning to manage your emotions properly is the key to overcoming your tendency towards delayed action.”


36. “Depression invites you to reconnect with your body and emotions while getting out of your head. After all, didn’t your mind create the depression in the first place? Some people who experience severe grief, sadness, or depression like to keep themselves busy to avoid thinking. When depressed, more thinking is seldom the solution. You rarely see people getting out of depression by using their mind.”


37. “a thought in itself isn’t enough to manifest things or circumstances. It must be fueled with an energy in the form of emotion, such as enthusiasm, excitement, passion, or happiness. For this reason, someone enthusiastic about his or her dream will achieve more than a pessimistic and unmotivated person. Successful people constantly focus on what they want with positive expectation while unsuccessful people focus on what they don’t want or what they lack. The latter are afraid of having a lack of money, talent, time, or any other resources they may need to achieve their goals. As a result, pessimists accomplish far less than they’re capable of achieving.”


38. “It gives me a place to go to that makes me feel better about my present situation and gives me hope for the future.” – Kimberly


39. “Watching pornography or gambling also leads to a release of dopamine which can make these activities highly addictive.”


40. “Often, a vicious circle builds up between your thinking and the emotion: they feed each other. The thought pattern creates a magnified reflection of itself in the form of an emotion, and the vibrational frequency of the emotion keeps feeding the original thought pattern.—ECKHART TOLLE”


41. “In general, people don’t care about you, and You don’t care about people.”


42. “The point is, people do what they can, with what they have, based on who they are and how much they’ve been conditioned. They make tons of mistakes as well. We all do. It’s part of being human.”


43. “Once the initial excitement wears off, you’ll move on to crave the next exciting thing. This phenomenon is known as ‘hedonic adaptation.”


44. “Learning from your past is useful, dwelling on it isn’t.”


45. “If we exclude spontaneous emotional reactions resulting from your survival mechanism, most of your emotions are self-created. They result from the way you interpret thoughts or events.”


46. “If you are honest with yourself, you’ll realize most of the things you do attempt to obtain the approval of others.”


47. “mental suffering is what consumes most of your energy.”


48. “What you don’t focus on doesn’t exist: A problem only exists when you give it your attention. From your mind’s perspective, what you don’t give any thought to doesn’t exist.”


49. “What it means is that, in the long run, external events have minimal impact on your level of happiness.”


50. “More emotional room to persevere during tough times Better ideas and enhanced creativity, and Easy access to positive emotions within the same emotional range. When you’re in a negative state of mind, you have less energy available, giving you: A lack of confidence that affects everything you do A lack of motivation that reduces the scope of actions you’re willing to take A reluctance to take on new challenges and leave your comfort zone A reduced ability to persevere in the face of setbacks, and A propensity to attract negative thoughts within the same emotional range.”


51. “the way you interpret emotions, as well as the blame game you engage in, creates suffering, not the emotions themselves.”


52. “Specifically, the most significant results of the music interventions on the psychological side can be identified in the aspects more closely related to mood, especially in the reduction of the depressive and anxiety’s component, and in the improvement of the emotional expression, communication and interpersonal skills, self-esteem and quality of life.”


53. “Your ego also uses beliefs to strengthen its identity. In extreme cases, people become so attached to their beliefs they are ready to die to protect them. Worse still, they are willing to kill people who disagree with them. Religion is a perfect illustration of the dangers of excessive attachment to beliefs. The ego will use any belief to strengthen its identity, whether these beliefs are religious, political, or metaphysical.”


54. “the most important truths in this world: you are not your emotions. Your emotions will come and they will go.”


55. “Studies have shown that exercising can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressants.”


56. “Successful people constantly focus on what they want with positive expectation while unsuccessful people focus on what they don’t want or what they lack.”


57. “Think of yourself as the sun, and the sun is always there whether or not you perceive it—whether or not its hidden by the cloud.”


58. “Resentment often builds up when you fail to communicate effectively with the people you resent. That is, when you didn’t tell them you felt hurt, or didn’t communicate your needs and wants, assuming they would naturally cater to them. It can also grow when you did express your feelings but can’t let go of them and forgive. As Nelson Mandela once said, “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” It just doesn’t work.”


59. “have to admit; I can easily be fooled by my emotions. While I know I am not my emotions, I still give them too much credit and fail to realize they are just temporary visitors. More importantly, I fail to remember they are not me. Emotions always come and go, but I remain. Once the emotional storm has passed, I generally feel like an idiot for having taken my feelings so seriously.”


60. “excitement wore off pretty quickly.”


61. “To help you take action when you lack motivation it is important to: Have a system that allows you to stay on track with your goals Build the self-discipline needed to do things when you don’t feel like it, and Have self-compassion and love yourself instead of blaming yourself for everything that goes wrong in your life.”


62. “Someone directly or indirectly attacks one of your core beliefs, and you feel the need to defend yourself.”


63. “You care what other people think of you because you want them to approve of you. You assume the best way to do that is to avoid making waves. As a result, you may spend your whole life trying to be the perfect person, hoping to be loved.”


64. “Words to be used instead: I will Absolutely Definitely Of course Sure Certainly Obviously Without any doubt No problem”


65. “Worrying about the future is unavoidable to a certain extent but it doesn’t help. Instead, you should do the best you can in the present to avoid future problems.”


66. “If you listen to your mind, you may even create a whole drama around it. You may believe you aren’t worthy of love and dwell on a rejection for days or weeks. Worse still, you may become depressed as a result of this rejection.”


67. “Negative emotions often serve a purpose.”


68. “Loneliness is not cured by human company. Loneliness is cured by contact with reality, by understanding that we don’t need people.”


69. “The ego refers to the self-identity you’ve constructed throughout your life.”


70. “You’re not responsible for people’s thoughts. In fact, what people think of you is none of your business. Your job is to express your personality the best way you can while having the purest intent possible. In short, your responsibility is to do your best to be your true self. Then, people may or may not like you, and either way is fine.”


71. “Being right. The ego loves to be correct. It’s an excellent way for it to affirm its existence. Have you noticed that everybody, from Adolf Hitler to Nelson Mandela, believe they’re doing the right thing? Most people think they are correct. But can everybody be right?”


72. “Breathwalk: Breathing Your Way to a Revitalized Body, Mind and Spirit, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa and Yogi Bahjan mentioned the following benefits from slow breathing: Eight breathing cycles per minute: Relief from stress and increased awareness. Four breathing cycles per minute: Intense feelings of awareness, increased visual clarity, heightens bodily sensitivity. One breathing cycle per minute: Optimized cooperation between brain hemispheres, dramatic calming of anxiety, fear, and worry. Rapid”


73. “Failing to exercise when you feel bad is like explicitly not taking an aspirin when your head hurts.”


74. “Jealousy may lead to some of the following behaviors: Trying to control your partner: You may check your partner’s phone or emails or prevent them from going out to see their friends. Testing your partner to see whether he or she loves you: You may expect your partner to behave in a certain way and when he or she doesn’t, you feel betrayed. This stems from the belief that you shouldn’t have to tell your partner what you want or need. He or she should be able to guess. Imagining things that aren’t there: You make up all sorts of stories in your mind by extrapolating facts.”


75. “While you are fortunate to have such a useful survival mechanism, it is also your responsibility to separate real threats from imaginary ones. If you don’t, you’ll experience unnecessary pain and worry that will negatively impact the quality of your life. To overcome this bias towards negativity, you must reprogram your mind. One of a human being’s greatest powers is our ability to use our thoughts to shape our reality and interpret events in a more empowering way.”


76. “To start taking control of your emotions you must accept they are transient. You must learn to let them pass without feeling the need to identify strongly with them. You must allow yourself to feel sad without adding commentaries such as, “I shouldn’t be sad,” or “What’s wrong with me?” Instead, you must allow reality to just be.”


77. “Successful people constantly focus on what they want with positive expectation while unsuccessful people focus on what they don’t want or what they lack. The latter are afraid of having a lack of money, talent, time, or any other resources they may need to achieve their goals. As a result, pessimists accomplish far less than they’re capable of achieving.”


78. “You’ll notice people around you dwelling on a past they cannot alter. You’ll see your family members and friends worrying about a future they cannot predict.”


79. “Your attitude towards life influences your happiness, not what happens to you.”


80. “The ego’s sense of self-worth often depends on the worth you have in the eyes of others.”


81. “No matter what happens to you, your mind works by reverting to your predetermined level of happiness once you’ve adapted to the new event.”


82. “El objetivo principal de tu cerebro no es hacerte feliz, sino asegurar tu supervivencia.”


83. “We have to remember, most of our fears are a threat only to our ego, not to our survival. Generally, they aren’t physical threats, but imaginary ones. If we play it safe we risk missing out on life, and we may regret it later.”


84. “The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, by Nathaniel Branden, PhD. Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem, by Marilyn Sorensen, PhD.”


85. “La soledad no se cura con la compañía humana. La soledad se cura entrando en contacto con la realidad y entendiendo por qué no necesitamos a otro.”


86. “A random thought arises. You identify with that thought. This identification creates an emotional reaction. As you keep identifying with that thought, the related emotion grows stronger until it becomes a core emotion.”


87. “The only animals that may occasionally experience something akin to negativity or show signs of neurotic behavior are those that live in close contact with humans and so link into the”


88. “Your thoughts define who you are and create your reality. That’s why you should channel your thoughts towards what you want, not what you don’t want. As the success expert Brian Tracy says, “The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.”


89. “One single criticism can often outweigh hundreds of positive ones.”


90. “I love being confident. I am independent of the good or bad opinions of others. I am beneath no one and no one is beneath me. I love you …. (add your name and say it while looking into your eyes in the mirror, e.g. “I love you, Thibaut”). Awkward, isn’t it? Thank you.”


91. “Loneliness is not cured by human company. Loneliness is cured by contact with reality, by understanding that we don’t need people.—ANTHONY DE MELLO”


92. “Feelings manifest as physical sensations in your body, not as an idea in your mind. Perhaps, the reason the word ‘feel’ is so often overused or misused is because we don’t want to talk about our emotions.”


93. “Who would you be if you were no longer the man or woman who’s never good enough? As strange as it may seem, there’s something scary about that. At least, the certainty of not being good enough gives you some comfort.”


94. “Confident people deposit positive thoughts in their mind each day. They celebrate their small wins and treat themselves with compassion and respect. Naturally, they expect good things to happen. On the other hand, people with low self-esteem bombard their mind with disempowering thoughts. They discard their accomplishments as ‘no big deal’ and fail to recognize their strengths and the positive intent behind their actions. No wonder they feel unworthy. (For more information read section, ‘Not being good enough.’)”


95. “Resentment is here to tell you that you must love yourself and value your peace of mind more than anything else. Your peace of mind must become more important than being right, taking revenge, or hating someone else. In short, moving beyond resentment is making a declaration of love to yourself so you can move on, while, at the same time, showing compassion to others.”


96. “Our bodies change our minds, our minds change our behavior, and our behavior changes our outcomes. ​— ​Amy Cuddy, social psychologist.”


97. “Here is a formula to explain how emotions form: Interpretation + identification + repetition = strong emotion”


98. “E-motions are energy in motion, but what happens when you prevent the energy from moving? It accumulates.”


99. “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”


100. “I suggest to you that every situation, every moment, provides the opportunity for self-growth and development of your character. Reality keeps bringing us circumstances—sometimes I picture them as waves breaking on the shore—and we have the chance to keep merging with that reality to fit ourselves to it, to dive into those waves. ​— ​DAVID K. REYNOLDS, AUTHOR OF CONSTRUCTIVE LIVING.”


101. “Bless your problems: Thank your problems. Understand they are here for a reason and will serve you in some way.”


102. “Being right. The ego loves to be correct. It’s an excellent way for it to affirm its existence. Have you noticed that everybody, from Adolf Hitler to Nelson Mandela, believe they’re doing the right thing?”


103. “How on earth can another’s thought about you harm you? It is your thought about his thought that harms. Change your thought. ​— ​VERNON HOWARD, THE POWER OF YOUR SUPERMIND.”


104. “How to improve the quality of your sleep”


105. “Without fear, there is no courage.”


106. “No matter how mentally tough you are, you’ll still experience sadness, grief or depression in your life—hopefully not at the same time, and not continually. At times you’ll feel disappointed, betrayed, insecure, resentful or ashamed. You’ll doubt yourself and doubt your ability to be the person you want to be. But that’s okay because emotions come, but, more importantly, they go.”


107. “Realize that each thought or image crossing your mind isn’t the emotion itself, it’s only your interpretation of it.”


108. “On the other hand, highly self-conscious people can see through their ego. They understand how belief works and how excessive attachment to a set of beliefs can create suffering in their life. In effect, these individuals become the master of their mind and are at peace with themselves.”


109. “Worrying about the future is unavoidable to a certain extent but it doesn’t help.”


110. “What people think of you is none of your business”


111. “Emotions work the same way. They signal you to do something about your current situation. Perhaps, you need to let go of some people, quit your job, or remove a disempowering story that creates suffering in your life.”


112. “moving beyond resentment is making a declaration of love to yourself so you can move on, while, at the same time, showing compassion to others.”


113. “Above the line, you are: Curious Listening consciously Feeling emotions Discussing without being argumentative Appreciating Taking responsibility, and Questioning your beliefs. Below the line, you are: Clinging to an opinion Finding fault Arguing Rationalizing and justifying Gossiping Enrolling others to affirm your beliefs, and Attacking the messenger.”


114. “That is, when you didn’t tell them you felt hurt, or didn’t communicate your needs and wants, assuming they would naturally cater to them.”


115. “Are we using our emotions to grow and learn or are we beating ourselves up over them?”


116. “Change your emotional state Distract yourself: An emotion is only as strong as you allow it to be. Whenever you experience a negative feeling, instead of focusing on it, get busy right away. If you’re angry about something, cross something off your to-do list. If possible, do something that requires your full attention. Interrupt: Do something silly or unusual to break the pattern. Shout, do a silly dance or speak with a strange voice. Move: Stand up, go for a walk, do push-ups, dance, or use a power posture. By changing your physiology, you can change the way you feel. Listen to music: Listening to your favorite music may shift your emotional state. Shout: Talk to yourself with a loud and authoritarian voice and give yourself a pep talk. Use your voice and words to change your emotions.”


117. “Imagine if the task was lots of fun, perceived as important, and so easy you couldn’t fail, would you procrastinate?”


118. “For thousands of years, mystics have told us that problems are in our mind. They have repeatedly invited us to look within. Yet, today, how many people are listening?”


119. 2. Accept the situation and focus on what you can control


120. “How on earth can another’s thought about you harm you? It is your thought about his thought that harms. Change your thought.”


121. “Have you noticed all these notifications that pop up regularly? They’re used to trigger a release of dopamine so you stay connected, and the longer you stay connected, the more money the services make.”


122. “Using things to create a story you can identify with is how the ego works. It doesn’t mean things are wrong, per se. It’s a negative issue only when you become overly attached to material things, believing they can fulfill you—which they can’t.”


123. “The ego refers to the self-identity you’ve constructed throughout your life. How was this identity created? Put simply, the ego was created through your thoughts and, as a mind-created identity, has no concrete reality.”


124. “When you sense a threat to your physical survival or to your ego, you fall below the line”


125. “The point I’m making is, no matter how great your life is, if you spend most of your time focusing on your problems, you’ll become depressed.”


126. “You’re not sad, depressed, jealous or angry, you are what witnesses these emotions. You are what remains after these temporary feelings fade away.”


127. “When you think about it, the probability of you being born was extremely low. For this miracle to happen, all the generations before you had to survive long enough to procreate. In their quest for survival and procreation, they must have faced death hundreds or perhaps thousands of times.”


128. “What people think of you is none of your business You’re not responsible for people’s thoughts. In fact, what people think of you is none of your business. Your job is to express your personality the best way you can while having the purest intent possible. In short, your responsibility is to do your best to be your true self. Then, people may or may not like you, and either way is fine. Remember, the most influential people such as presidents and statesmen and women are often hated by millions.”


129. “As you can see, letting go of core emotions is not easy. They’ve become part of our identity, and we often derive a twisted pleasure from them. We may even wonder who we will be without them.”


130. “you could be addicted to thinking.”


131. “when you feel depressed, everything seems dull. You have little energy and you become unmotivated. You feel stuck in a place (mentally and physically) you don’t want to be, and the future looks gloomy.”


132. “The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy. ​— ​Pete Wentz, musician.”


133. “Start noticing the underlying motivations behind your actions.”


134. “One hundred percent of the fatigue of the sedentary worker in good health is due to psychological factors, by which we mean emotional factors. ​— ​Dale Carnegie”


135. “There is a law in nature: things either grow or die. The same goes for humans beings. When humans don’t move beyond their comfort zone, they start dying inside. Don’t let that happen to you. As Benjamin Franklin said, “Some people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until seventy-five.” Make sure ‘some people’ doesn’t include you!”


136. “You become what you think about all day long.—RALPH WALDO EMERSON, ESSAYIST AND POET.”


137. “If you do ill, speak ill and think ill, the residue is going to leave you sick. If you do well, speak well and think well, the outcome is going to be well.”


138. “The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.”


139. “the ego was created through your thoughts and, as a mind-created identity, has no concrete reality.”


140. “Even if we can’t love our enemies, lest at least love ourselves. Let’s love ourselves so much that we won’t permit our enemies to control our happiness, our health, and our looks. ​— ​Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying, and Start Living”


141. “The ego tends to equate ‘having’ with ‘being,’ which is why the ego likes to identify with objects. The ego lives through comparison. Your ego likes to compare itself with other egos. The ego is never satisfied. Your ego always wants more. More fame, more stuff, more recognition, and so on.”


142. “Non-clinical depression occurs when you’re not where you want to be in life, you have lost any hope to ever be, and can’t accept it.”


143. “Visualize what you want:”


144. “As with your brain, its primary concern is neither your happiness nor your peace of mind.”


145. “Your body, your voice, the food you eat, or how much you sleep, also play a role in determining the quality of your emotions and therefore the quality of your life.”


146. “When a thought emerges on the canvas of your mind, if you don’t drop it, its pursuit will either take the form of a desire or an emotion, positive or negative. ​— ​OM SWAMI, A MILLION THOUGHTS.”


147. “Self-responsibility: Is realizing no one is coming to save you and you are responsible for your life. It is accepting that you are responsible for your choices and actions. You are responsible for how you use your time, and for your happiness. Because only you can change your life.”


148. “When you feel good, everything seems, feels, or tastes better. You also think better thoughts. Your energy levels are higher and possibilities seem limitless.”


149. “fifty percent of our happiness is determined by genetics, forty percent by internal factors, and only ten percent by external factors.”


150. “No. What it means is that, in the long run, external events have minimal impact on your level of happiness.”


151. “Interpretation + identification + repetition = strong emotion”


152. “Resentment will subsist as long as your need for being right and getting even is more important than your peace of mind. It will keep growing as long as you keep feeding the emotion with thoughts of resentment. And it will remain as long as you repress it. That’s why it’s important you make your peace of mind a priority and learn to forgive others as well as yourself.”


153. “Thank people who crossed your life:”


154. “Once you realize you don’t actually need anyone, you can start enjoying people’s company.”


155. “You can be hated by the entire world and still have a job, a roof and plenty of food on the table, yet, your brain remains programmed to perceive rejection as a threat to your survival.”


156. “For example, let’s say you felt sad for a couple of days, ask yourself the following questions: What triggered my emotions? What fueled them over the two days? What story was I telling myself? How and why did I get out of my slump? What can I learn from this episode? Answering these questions will be invaluable and will vastly help you deal with similar issues in the future.”


157. “In short, most of your emotions are based on your personal story and the way you perceive the world. As you replace your current story with a more empowering one—while, at the same time, letting go of your excessive attachment to things, people or ideas—you will be able to experience more positive emotions.”


158. “My biggest take away so far (I’m not yet finished with the entire book) is that I am NOT my emotions. Emotions come and I – I still am who I am!” – Itzel


159. “People will still see you the way they want to, because of their own values and beliefs.”


160. “An emotion usually represents an amplified energized thought pattern, and because of its often-overpowering energetic charges, it is not easy initially to stay present enough to be able to watch it. It wants to take you over, and it usually succeeds—unless there is enough presence in you. ​— ​ECKHART TOLLE, THE POWER OF NOW.”


161. “remember that negative emotions exist only in your mind. Taken separately, most of your issues aren’t such a big deal, and no rule that says you have to solve them all at once.”


162. “Emotions come and go, but you stay. Always.” - Thibaut Meurisse


163. “Marketers correctly understand people’s need to identify with things. They know people don’t just buy a product, they also purchase the emotions or story attached to the product. Often, you acquire certain clothes or a particular car because you want to tell a story about yourself.”


164. “If you’re like most people, you spend the majority of your time living in your head. As a result, you’re largely out of touch with your emotions.”


165. “Part of your personal growth is to accept you don’t have to be liked by everybody, and finally, you can be yourself.”


166. “Do you see how much easier it is to attract negative thoughts when you’re feeling low? To prevent this from happening, must remove the habit of clustering negative thoughts together.”


167. “Interestingly, most of your worries are unnecessary for the following reasons: They happened in the past and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about them, and/or They may happen in the future and you can’t control the future.”


168. “Without fear, there is no courage. As you face fear on a regular basis, you cultivate courage and turn it into a habit.”


169. “Your mind operates on the famous computing principle of GIGO-garbage in, garbage out. If you do ill, speak ill and think ill, the residue is going to leave you sick. If you do well, speak well and think well, the outcome is going to be well.—OM SWAMI, A MILLION THOUGHTS.”


170. “Remember this: the way you interpret emotions, as well as the blame game you engage in, creates suffering, not the emotions themselves.”


171. “Physical pain sends a powerful signal that something is wrong,”


172. “The good news is that because you have the power to ‘create’ depression, you also have the power to climb out of it.”


173. “To enhance your confidence, replace words that show self-doubt with words that display confidence as shown below. Words to be avoided: Would/could/should/might Try/hope/wish Maybe/perhaps If everything is okay If everything goes well Words to be used instead:”


174. “Create a goals/dreams journal:”


175. “To start taking control of your emotions you must accept they are transient. You must learn to let them pass without feeling the need to identify strongly with them.”


176. “I will Absolutely Definitely Of course Sure Certainly Obviously Without any doubt No problem”


177. “Feelings manifest as physical sensations in your body, not as an idea in your mind.”


178. “How you feel determines the quality of your life. Your emotions can make your life miserable or truly magical. That’s why they are among the most essential things on which to focus.”


179. 3. Increase your self-confidence and remain positive


180. “Therefore, don’t make it your personal mission to change people’s image of you. People are entitled to their beliefs and values, and they have the right to dislike you. They are free to interpret your actions and behaviors through their own filter. Part of your personal growth is to accept you don’t have to be liked by everybody, and finally, you can be yourself.”


181. “Events that happen to you bear no meaning in themselves. You give them meaning only through your interpretation of those events. Additionally, you accept things about yourself because people told you to do so.”


182. “Record your negative emotions. Look at what triggers them. The more you do this, the more you will uncover specific patterns. For example, let’s say you felt sad for a couple of days, ask yourself the following questions: What triggered my emotions? What fueled them over the two days? What story was I telling myself? How and why did I get out of my slump? What can I learn from this episode?”


183. “Another simple model you can use is the Fear vs. Love Model. Throughout your day, you either act out of fear or out of love. You act out of fear when your focus is on getting something, be it other people’s approval or attention, money or power. On the other hand, when you act out of love, your main focus is on giving, be it your time, money, love, or attention. You want to share and improve the lives of people around you, not for your own interest, but simply for the sake of it.”


184. “Write down things you’re grateful for:”


185. “gratitude: A. Write down things you’re grateful for: Take a pen and a piece of paper, or even better, a dedicated notebook, and write down at least three things for which you are grateful. This will help you focus on the positive side of things. B. Thank people who crossed your life: Close your eyes and think of people you’ve met. As you picture them one after the other, thank them while acknowledging at least one good thing they did for you. If you happen to picture people you don’t like, thank them anyway and still look for one good thing they did for you. It could be making you stronger or teaching you a specific lesson. Don’t try to control your thoughts, simply let the faces of people you know come to your mind. Release any resentment you feel or have felt.”


186. “The mind is its own place and, in itself, can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.”


187. “So, why do you keep experiencing negative emotions? I believe it’s because reality fails to meet your expectations.”


188. “It’s not to say you have no compassion or are a selfish jerk.”


189. “Loneliness is not cured by human company. Loneliness is cured by contact with reality, by understanding that we don’t need people. ​— ​ANTHONY DE MELLO Once you realize you don’t actually need anyone, you can start enjoying people’s company.”


190. “As you can see, you can actually change the way you feel merely by changing your body posture or facial expression. It is what some people call “fake it until you make it.” For instance, you can put a smile on your face to make you feel happier.”


191. “How to deal with resentment To start letting go of resentment, we’ll discuss the importance of: Changing/reevaluating your interpretation Confronting the situation Forgiving (breaking free from identification), and Forgetting (stopping the repetition).”


192. “Although there is nothing wrong with feeling sad or remembering the past, if you want to move on, a better option is to avoid revisiting the past wherever possible.”


193. . Increased relaxation doesn't just lead to better mental and physical health, but other tangible forms of prosperity. By feeling this way you'll almost effortlessly create more positive circumstances in the world around you. You can get more of what you want in life - whatever it may be - just by relaxing more. Neville Goddard, Manifestation Through Relaxation


194. “Resentment often builds up when you fail to communicate effectively with the people you resent. That is, when you didn’t tell them you felt hurt, or didn’t communicate your needs and wants, assuming they would naturally cater to them. It can also grow when you did express your feelings but can’t let go of them and forgive.”


195. “Your emotions can also act as a powerful guide. They can tell you something is wrong and allow you to make changes in your life. As such, they may be among the most powerful personal growth tools you have.”


196. “Me encanta estar seguro de mí mismo.”


197. “To better control your emotions, you must recognize and shed the light on your addictions as they can rob you of your happiness.”


198. “yourself the following questions: What triggered my emotions? What fueled them over the two days? What story was I telling myself? How and why did I get out of my slump? What can I learn from this episode?”


199. “On the contrary, your ego is restless. It wants you to be a go-getter. It wants you to do, acquire and achieve great things so you can become a ‘somebody.”


200. “It doesn’t help you and doesn’t change anything.”


201. “The fear of doing something new is often a sign you should go ahead and do it anyway. This indicates a great opportunity for personal growth. Fear, as with any other emotion, only exists in your mind. This is why we often realize what a fool we’ve been after we’ve completed something we were initially wary of starting.”


202. “More importantly, I fail to remember they are not me. Emotions always come and go, but I remain.”


203. “When you’re twenty, you care what everyone thinks, when you’re forty, you stop caring what everyone thinks, and when you’re sixty, you realize no one was ever thinking about you in the first place.”


204. “You may (and I hope you will) achieve your goal, but you won’t live ‘happily ever after.’ This thinking is just another trick your mind plays on you.”


205. “Negative emotions are not the problem, the mental suffering you create out of these emotions is.”


206. “What triggered my emotions? What fueled them over the two days? What story was I telling myself? How and why did I get out of my slump? What can I learn from this episode?”


207. “Whenever you experience negative emotions, watch for emotions that give you more energy. So-called negative emotions like anger can help you overcome even more disempowering emotions, like hopelessness. Only you know how you feel. Therefore, if anger feels better, accept it.”


208. “For thousands of years mystics have told us we are the results of our thoughts. Buddha allegedly said, “What you think, you become.” The essayist and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, said, “We become what we think about all day long,” while Mahatma Gandhi said, “A man is but the product of his thoughts.”


209. “rapid transformation it will effect in the material conditions of his life. Men imagine that thought can be kept secret, but it cannot; it rapidly crystallizes into habit, and habit solidifies into circumstance. ​— ​James Allen”


210. “Our love of being right is best understood as our fear of being wrong. ​— ​Kathryn Schulz, journalist and author.”


211. “Ten en cuenta que el ego no es ni bueno ni malo en sí mismo, solo es consecuencia de una falta de autoconciencia. Desaparece a medida que te das cuenta de que existe, puesto que el ego y la conciencia no pueden coexistir.”


212. “fact, for the most part, people do not care about you. While it may sound depressing, it’s actually liberating. It means you don’t have to worry so much about what people think of you.”


213. “Remember, what differentiates people who live a happy life from people who are miserable is often how they choose to interpret their lives.”


214. “The key is what we do with our lows. Are we using our emotions to grow and learn or are we beating ourselves up over them?”


215. “The mind, conditioned as it is by the past, always seeks to re-create what it knows and is familiar with. Even if it is painful, at least it is familiar. The mind always adheres to the known. The unknown is dangerous because it has no control over it. That’s why the mind dislikes and ignores the present moment.”


216. 1. Being aware of your emotions and observing them with detachment


217. “You have to realize the same goes for every other human on the planet. For me, you’re not the most important person in the world—I am. And, from their perspective, so are your close friends, family members and colleagues. Because you live with yourself 24/7 you incorrectly assume, often unconsciously, people think about you significantly more often than they actually do. In fact, for the most part, people do not care about you. While it may sound depressing, it’s actually liberating. It means you don’t have to worry so much about what people think of you.”


218. “Events that happen to you bear no meaning in themselves. You give them meaning only through your interpretation of those events.”


219. “Within every worry is an opportunity for positive action. In every lie, there is a kernel of truth. Behind every neurotic symptom is the misdirected desire to live fully and well. ​— ​DAVID K. REYNOLDS, CONSTRUCTIVE LIVING.”


220. “For me, you’re not the most important person in the world—I am.”


221. “The fear of rejection can also lead you to over-dramatize events. If your boss criticized you at work, your brain may see the event as a threat and you now think, “What if I’m fired? What if I can’t find a job quickly enough and my wife leaves me? What about my kids? What if I can’t see them again?” While you are fortunate to have such an effective survival mechanism, it is also your responsibility to separate real threats from imaginary ones.”


222. “Remember, by nature, emotions will fade as time passes. That is, unless you reinforce them by replaying the same situation over and over in your mind. Below are some real-world examples to help you better understand how it works:”


223. “Marketers correctly understand people’s need to identify with things. They know people don’t just buy a product, they also purchase the emotions or story attached to the product.”


224. “Why people have a bias towards negativity”


225. “To be free from your emotions, you need to have real, immediate knowledge of your emotions.” - Arnaud Desjardins


226. “you have to do something whether you feel like it or not. If you can do the things you don’t feel like doing, you’ll get everything you’ve ever wanted.”


227. “Jim Rohn said, “Our emotions need to be as educated as our intellect.”


228. “Often, a vicious circle builds up between your thinking and the emotion: they feed each other. The thought pattern creates a magnified reflection of itself in the form of an emotion, and the vibrational frequency of the emotion keeps feeding the original thought pattern.”


229. “You must learn to let them pass without feeling the need to identify strongly with them. You must allow yourself to feel sad without adding commentaries such as, “I shouldn’t be sad,” or “What’s wrong with me?” Instead, you must allow reality to just be.”


230. “Whenever you’re angry, get busy with any activity requiring your full attention. You’ll see your anger quickly dissipate. Conversely, keep dwelling on the feelings of anger, and you’ll see it grow until it becomes”


231. “can’t be happy unless *insert your answer(s)*: You don’t need to have the perfect life to be happy. Happiness is a choice you need to make every day. You must practice it since, as we’ve seen before, external factors won’t significantly affect your happiness.”


232. “When you feel good, everything seems, feels, or tastes better. You also think better thoughts. Your energy levels are higher and possibilities seem limitless. Conversely, when you feel depressed, everything seems dull. You have little energy and you become unmotivated. You feel stuck in a place (mentally and physically) you don’t want to be, and the future looks gloomy.”


233. “Here is a formula to explain how emotions form: Interpretation + identification + repetition = strong emotion Interpretation: is when you interpret an event or a thought based on your personal story. Identification: is when you identify with a specific thought as it arises. Repetition: is having the same thoughts over and over. Strong emotion: is when you experience an emotion so many times it has become part of your identity. You then experience that emotion whenever a related thought or event triggers it. Altogether, interpretation, identification and repetition give room for emotions to grow. Conversely, whenever you remove one of these elements from the equation, these emotions start losing their power over you.”


234. “Sadly, neither your teachers nor your parents taught you how emotions work or how to control them. I find it ironic that just about anything comes with a how-to manual, while your mind doesn’t. You’ve never received an instruction manual to teach you how your mind works and how to use it to better manage your emotions, have you? I haven’t. In fact, until now, I doubt one even existed. What you’ll learn in this book This book is the how-to manual your parents should have given you at birth. It’s the instruction manual you should have received at school. In it, I’ll share everything you need to know about emotions so you can overcome your fears and limitations and become the type of person you want to be. More specifically, this book will help you: Understand what emotions are and how they impact your life Understand how emotions form and how you can use them for your personal growth Identify negative emotions that control your life and learn to overcome them”


235. “If you can do the things you don’t feel like doing, you’ll get everything you’ve ever wanted.”


236. “Move out of your comfort zone”


237. “The mind in its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven. ​— ​John Milton, poet.”


238. “How on earth can another’s thought about you harm you? It is your thought about his thought that harms. Change your thought. ​— ​VERNON HOWARD,”


239. “Fear of rejection is one example of a bias toward negativity. In the past, being rejected by your tribe would reduce your chances of survival significantly. Therefore, you learned to look for any sign of rejection, and this became hardwired in your brain. Nowadays, being rejected often carries little or no consequence to your long-term survival. You can be hated by the entire world and still have a job, a roof and plenty of food on the table, yet, your brain remains programmed to perceive rejection as a threat to your survival.”


240. “The evil power of emotions An emotion usually represents an amplified energized thought pattern, and because of its often-overpowering energetic charges, it is not easy initially to stay present enough to be able to watch it. It wants to take you over, and it usually succeeds—unless there is enough presence in you. ​— ​Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now.”


241. “Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that, among other functions, plays a significant role in rewarding certain behaviors. When dopamine releases into specific areas of your brain—the pleasure centers—you get an intense sense of wellbeing similar to a high. This sense of wellbeing is what happens during exercise, when you gamble, have sex, or eat great food.”


242. “block the blue light they emit.”


243. “Your brain’s primary responsibility is not to make you happy, but to ensure your survival. Thus, if you want to be happy, you must actively take control of your emotions rather than hoping you’ll be happy because it’s your natural state.”


244. “Confident people deposit positive thoughts in their mind each day. They celebrate their small wins and treat themselves with compassion and respect. Naturally, they expect good things to happen.”


245. “Negative emotions often serve a purpose. They may serve as a wake-up call. They may help you learn something positive about yourself. Of course, when you’re under their spell, it may be difficult to look at the bright side of things, but in hindsight, you may realize emotions—even sad ones—had their role to play in your ultimate success.”


246. “it is also your responsibility to separate real threats from imaginary ones. If you don’t, you’ll experience unnecessary pain and worry that will negatively impact the quality of your life.”


247. “Once you realize you don’t actually need anyone, you can start enjoying people’s company. You can see them as they really are rather than trying to get something from them.”


248. “according to Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness, fifty percent of our happiness is determined by genetics, forty percent by internal factors, and only ten percent by external factors. These external factors include such things as whether we’re single or married, rich or poor, and similar social influences.”


249. “Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem,”


250. “Focus on one object and appreciate its existence:”


251. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”


252. “One of a human being’s greatest powers is our ability to use our thoughts to shape our reality and interpret events in a more empowering way.”


253. “most of the things you do attempt to obtain the approval of others.”


254. “three main reasons why you are triggered. There is part of truth in what you were told. You believe there is part of truth in what you were told. A core belief you hold has been attacked.”


255. “ask yourself what you can do to move from ‘wanting to get’ to ‘wanting to give.”


256. “While you are fortunate to have such a useful survival mechanism, it is also your responsibility to separate real threats from imaginary ones. If you don’t, you’ll experience unnecessary pain and worry that will negatively impact the quality of your life.”


257. “Knowing how you feel is the first step toward taking control of your emotions. You may have spent so much time internalizing you’ve lost touch with your feelings.”


258. “The bottom line is this: Your attitude towards life influences your happiness, not what happens to you.”


259. “Too many of us are addicted to our problems. Instead of letting go, we complain, we play the victim, we blame other people, or we discuss our issues without doing anything to solve them. To reduce this mental suffering, we must refuse to interpret our emotions in a negative and disempowering way.”


260. “In the same way that physical pain tells you something is wrong with your body, emotional suffering tells you something is wrong with your mind.”


261. “Another example of mental suffering is procrastination. Have you ever delayed starting a task for days or weeks just to realize it wasn’t a big deal once you’d completed it? I have. What was the most exhausting part, the task itself, or the time you spent worrying about it?”


262. “The mind is its own place and, in itself, can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven. ​— ​John Milton, poet.”


263. “The ego refers to the self-identity you’ve constructed throughout your life. How was this identity created? Put simply, the ego was created through your thoughts and, as a mind-created identity, has no concrete reality. Events that happen to you bear no meaning in themselves. You give them meaning only through your interpretation of those events. Additionally, you accept things about yourself because people told you to do so. What’s more, you identify with your name, your age, your religion, your political belief, or your occupation in a similar way.”


264. “You’re not responsible for people’s thoughts. In fact, what people think of you is none of your business. Your job is to express your personality the best way you can while having the purest intent possible. In short, your responsibility is to do your best to be your true self. Then, people may or may not like you, and either way is fine. Remember, the most influential people such as presidents and statesmen and women are often hated by millions.”


265. “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” It just doesn’t work.”


266. “The ego tends to equate ‘having’ with ‘being,’ which is why the ego likes to identify with objects.”


267. “Emotions are just emotions. They are not you, they are not facts, and you can let them go. ​— ​Hale Dworkin, The Sedona Method.”


268. “control of your emotions you must accept they are transient. You must learn to let them pass without feeling the need to identify strongly with them. You must allow yourself to feel sad without adding commentaries such as, “I shouldn’t be sad,” or “What’s wrong with me?” Instead, you must allow reality to just be.”


269. “You act out of fear when your focus is on getting something, be it other people’s approval or attention, money or power. On the other hand, when you act out of love, your main focus is on giving, be it your time, money, love, or attention. You want to share and improve the lives of people around you, not for your own interest, but simply for the sake of it.”


270. “Loneliness is not cured by human company. Loneliness is cured by contact with reality, by understanding that we don’t need people. ​— ​Anthony de Mello”


271. “Lo que quiero decir es que, sin importar lo fantástica que sea tu vida, si dedicas la mayor parte del tiempo a centrarte en tus problemas, acabarás sintiéndote deprimido. Por ello, para reducir las emociones negativas, tienes que aprender a separar las cosas que te ocurren.”


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