‘In separateness lies the world's great misery; in compassion lies the world's true strength.'
‘When I repress my emotion my stomach keeps score.'
‘You can't expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you can't expect to experience positive feelings all the time. The Law of Emotional Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings but also to refuse to get stuck in the negative ones.'
‘Reaching a state of freedom as regards emotions does not mean being apathetic or insensitive -
‘The human mind is 90 per cent of the game of life. By achieving mastery over your thoughts, emotional and physical states can be influenced and performance can be maximised.'
‘If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labour. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will think of past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be the master of my emotions.'
‘The body expresses what the mind represses.'
‘We need to become more attentive to our emotions as we have them so there is a possibility of behaving emotionally in constructive ways.'
‘It is hard to overestimate the importance of emotions in our lives -
‘We cannot stop having emotions any more than we can stop having thoughts. The challenge is learning to stimulate helpful emotions in those with whom we negotiate -
ROGER FISHER & DANIEL SHAPIRO
‘99% of our decisions – including the most important life choices concerning spouses, careers and habitats – are made by the highly refined algorithms we call sensations, emotions and desires.’ YUVAL NOAH HARARI
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