Defining

The Fifth Law of Emotional Power is Defining: defining the unique aspects of your emotional world.

Every human has a handful of emotional aspects that repeat again and again. Emotional aspects are energies that reside in your body and whether you are aware of them or not, they deeply influence your life. Thus, it’s important to make sure they work for you and not against you.

While external circumstances are almost always the trigger of challenging times, defining your emotional aspects requires that you focus on your inner experience, not your outer.  Emotional power is the path of studying where your body collects tension and how your mind reacts to it. 

When ______________________ happened, I felt _______________________ in my body and I thought ____________________.

Here are a few examples of how this could look:

1. When she made that critical comment, my chest tightened and I thought I wasn’t being treated fairly.
2. When they entered the parking lot, my legs felt weak and I thought I was unsafe.
3. When we got the low grade, I felt a knot in my stomach and I thought it was all my fault. 

As you notice, and take note of, how your body and mind reacts to the external world you will see recurring themes. These recurring themes are the unique aspects of your emotional world. Defining them is the first step in processing their wisdom.

The Three Keys of Forgiveness

At the core of forgiveness is a straightforward path that rests on three key elements.

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