RENEWING THE RATIONAL MIND IS NOT ENOUGH
Renewing my patient's emotional mind with insight wasn't
enough. I was trying to cure emotional problems by
treating their rational mind. It's not surprising my
treatments were relatively ineffective. I was aiming at
the wrong target using a gun that was firing blanks. I
needed to aim at their emotional mind with a weapon that had
real power. I needed the power of God's love.
Although people believe they make their
decisions on a rational basis, the truth is that emotions
dominate their life. In a tug of war between reason and
emotion, your emotions almost always win. It's an unfair
contest with the outcome rigged in favor of emotions; the
rational mind doesn't stand a chance. It's almost as if
your emotional mind is taking anabolic steroids and is
unstoppable. For your entire life you have been pumping
emotional iron, and your emotional muscles are so powerful they
bully your rational mind and push it wherever they want it to
go. Your emotions end up controlling your life.
Negative and depressing thoughts
packed full of emotion climb into the driver's seat and take you
wherever they want. The message is clear. When your
emotions are out of control, your rational mind will go for a
rough ride until the storm of emotion subsides. Logic is
powerless in the face of unrestrained emotion. Your
rational mind watches disaster getting ready to happen and is
powerless to stop it, because the emotional mind is deaf to the
voice of reason.
Even courts recognize that we are
creatures of emotion. When people lose control of their
emotions and in a fit of passion commit murder, the courts
charge these people with second degree murder because it wasn't
premeditated. First degree murder is reserved for those
who plan and carry out their crime in a calculated, cold-blooded
In the battle between facts (reason) and
emotions, emotion is the unequivocal winner. Emotion
keeps conflicts going for hundreds of years. If you ask
people why they are fighting against another ethnic group, they
will tell you the reason is obvious. They point to a
previous injustice or war that happened five-hundred years ago.
They believe they are totally rational when they say it makes
sense to fight about something that happened hundreds of years
ago. When you hear these people talk, you aren't listening
to the voice of reason. You are listening to the voice of
emotion explain why hate and conflict are the proper responses
to the injustices of the past. For most people, renewing
the emotional mind is nearly impossible. That's why
conflicts in the Middle East continue without end in sight.
One of your highest priorities must be to
tame your emotional mind and push it in a positive direction.
Until you do that, you will not be in control of your life.
The power of emotion will dominate your life until it meets the
most powerful force in the universe, God's love.
Excerpt from :
Zero Tolerance To
Negative Thinking : Good-by Depression - Hello Positive Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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