Still Learning

There’s a quote from The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson that really stuck out to me, this past time I read it. “To lack feeling is to be dead, but to act on every feeling is to be a child.” I am a passionate person who feels intensely. I feel so much, so strongly. As I read that line recently it really hit me. I realized that I probably, too often, act on every feeling I have.

I think it’s true. I don’t think we need to or should act on every feeling we have. Sometimes it does more harm than good. I also, however, don’t believe it’s healthy to keep everything inside. I guess there has to be some sort of balance. Unfortunately, I still haven’t completely found that balance. Or I at least haven’t figured out what to do with the feelings I do keep in instead of acting on. I’m still learning. I’m still trying to figure out which feelings don’t need to be acted upon. What are your thoughts? And have you found anything that helps?

2 thoughts on “Still Learning

  1. Yes, we don’t need to act on every feeling or emotion, but we are human and many times we do. Good or bad they are our feelings, and we have to learn self control. This is a lesson, I’ve taken quite long to accept. Great post. 🌺🧚‍♀️

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  2. God gave us emotions so we can become like Him, but the key is learning self-mastery of those feelings. I am quite outspoken and often act before I think. My emotional outbursts have gotten me into a lot of trouble! I forget to remember that I am addressing another child of God. I am learning to STOP. Stop, Take a step back, Observe mindfully and Proceed kindly. I also love inspirational thoughts. I get a new one each day on my phone. Some are corny and I delete them, but I love the ones that remind me about love, kindness and forgiveness. One of my favorites is by Maya Angelou: “Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it has not solved one yet.” With so much division going on in our nation and the world, that is a good reminder to move forward with love. Another of my favs is “Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world. No matter what you look like.” I am trying to be a beautiful person.

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