The Thinking Mind is a curious creature that likes to deceive, invest in its story and be in control. It is fiercely protective and is extremely sensitive to criticism. So it is vital that we come to understand it better and the way it influences us. To learn how to work with it and bring it into alignment with our heart and spirit.
Emotions are just energy in motion, or at least they are meant to be. They are designed to flow from one to the other and they balance each other with a propensity to move us towards joy, our most natural state. They are intimately linked into our primary drive towards pleasure and away from pain. We are wired for pleasure, so why is it that we experience so much pain?
The Thinking Mind holds the heart hostage and is threatened by our emotions and feelings. It is terrified because it cannot control them. However, if we can use the Thinking Mind in a creative way and put it in charge of awareness, then the Thinking Mind can start to work with and for us. Let us look at the benefits of using language and awareness versus language and justification.