Practicing emotions

What emotions have you been practicing consistently?

Emotions are largely pre-rational which means that they occur before the conscious mind engages (emotions are faster than thoughts).

This also means that we do not get to choose our initial emotions or reactions to things.

Emotions come from the automatic part of our bodies, and the quality (positive or negative) largely depends on the health of our Human Operating Systems.

A system stuck in chronic stress mode will have more emotions consistent with the Fight, Flight, or Freeze response (anger or fear). This means that even if you are not consciously stressed, your initial pre-rational reaction to things will be more affected by subconscious stress.

A system operating normally or not in stress mode will also have a different set of pre rational emotions that are not based on fear and anger. These emotions will range from neutral to loving and empathetic depending on the level of energy available. If you notice yourself here, try pausing and taking a few breaths into your heart and/or using Donny Epstein’s AAA formula.

Network Spinal care is one of the best ways to get the Human operating System out of stress mode, and back into growth. Regular entrainments give you a better chance or having positive pre-rational emotions. Said simply, if you notice you are grumpy, it might be time to come get entrained.

We can also choose what emotions we practice! We get better at anything we practice including positive or peak emotions. You can practice anytime by bringing up an emotion you want to feel more later- joy, love gratitude are some good ones. With practice, you will be able to quickly AAA pre-rational stress emotions, and then you can choose to focus on more positive emotions.