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Moods, Emotions & How They Shape Us
We each live in a predominant mood. For the sake of observation and engaging in this learning, there is a distinction between mood and emotion. A mood is more permanent, an emotion temporary. Listen to the recording about moods and emotions to learn more, the recording provides examples of how they physically shape us.
We have a body, we have emotions and we have language. How we show up is based on how we interpret events in our lives up until this point. This recording gives an overview and examples of that.
The idea here is to practice how we each engage and observe our world through our individual lens. Once we start to become aware of what our stories and standards are, we will begin to notice which ones are ours vs which ones are the ones that have been passed down to us. There are certain standards that we might be living in in default mode that are no longer serving us.
An example - 15 years ago I baptized my son. I did this because when I was raised my family believe very strongly in the Catholic traditions. When I was revisiting my standards and beliefs talked about it with my husband, I realized that raising my family in the Catholic tradition wasn't something that I cared to continue. My husband agreed. What I cared about was teaching my kids spirituality and compassion. I didn't feel strongly connected to any organizational religion. Those are just my individual standards. I do understand that other people have different views and I'm completely open to that. In fact, my sister is very religious and her son is my godchild. We have different beliefs but we are able to talk about that and navigate that together.
My other two sons have not been baptized. We talk about religion we talk about the stories and the standards and why I shifted my standards and beliefs.
Without having the practice of honing in on my observer and my stories of what I care about and my emotions - how I feel about what I care about vs what I'm doing in life - I would've continued on in resignation and obligation. It wouldn't have felt right and I fear I would've fell into resentment.
Becoming aware is the practice we are in. Throughout the day continue to notice what's the story that you're in, what's the emotion and where are you breathing from? This is the first step before choice. Awareness in ourselves is to be cultivated so we can have that choice. Once we have some competence and this, we have the ability to talk through it and practice with our children.
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