Emotions Part 1

You Really Are Not Who You Think You Are…

Dr Deborah Quinn

 

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We tend to define ourselves by a set of responses we give to other people, our opinions and the way we express them.

If you are defined solely by the responses you give to everything you encounter in the world, where is the time and space to experience who you REALLY are?

How much of your existence is actually you just responding to other people and current or past situations..? How much of you is YOU?

 Your responses are generated in your mind, and they create your emotions. Your emotions affect your wellbeing.

 But why does your mind behave like this? Chances are you feel it is appropriate or normal or right to think the way you do about everything and everyone. And yet… the person sitting next to you thinks the same about their very different ideas…

You’ve cultivated response programmes unique to you and follow them to the letter day in, day out.

You defend your responses daily.

‘The Pendulum Of Emotional Response Keeps Swinging’ 

If something pleasurable happens and you succeed in something one day, you feel good. It is short-lived and so temporary. The next day something else happens and you feel like a failure. This too is short-lived… and so the pendulum of emotional response keeps swinging.

 

A state of constant flux in response to all that ‘happens to you’.
Never a steady moment…

 

What if there was no success or failure, no nasty or nice? Who would you be then?

This is the real you, the authentic love that makes you feel alive.

It doesn’t have to be said, you don’t have to be heard, it is just recognised by everyone.

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Stepping over the responses to everything connects you to peace and love. A love for yourself and for everything external to you as a reflection of that. It does not mean you no longer discern, it means you have no need to judge and experience all the feelings attached to each and everyone of those judgements. A space where you stop trying to control your life and allow your life.

 

Personal awareness and so the true path to wellbeing involve constant observation of yourself. Start observing some of the predictable and limited ways you respond to everything around you, and thereby recognise the lack in your day of that peaceful, inspirational quality.

Replace that LACK with FULFILMENT by attaching less to these stock responses.

What if you had a good day just because you are alive and amongst all the beauty that has been invisible to you in your state of distraction? (Lost in your emotional landscape).

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Why did you develop your particular programmes of response? That’s the interesting, entirely unique and spectacular work that will craft your wellbeing. 

Understanding that your responses are the causal base which defines how you experience relationships, health, work, friendships, hobbies …. means that everything can gently change when your purpose is to find YOU!

To find out more and for individual work, please get in touch to book an appointment.

Read more in The Emotional Equation

Today’s Treat:

A real party-piece from onegreenplanet.org

Important: While we hope to inspire you, you MUST make sure that all ingredients you use are compatible with your own individual medical conditions, medication, allergies and goals.

Raw and Sweet Fruity Bags with Raw Brownie Filling

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Organic Ingredients:
For the orange fruit leather
2 oranges
1/2 banana
1-2 teaspoons honey, agave or maple syrup

For the apple fruit leather
2 apples
1 lemon
1-2 teaspoons honey, agave or maple syrup

For the kiwi fruit leather
2 kiwis
1/2 banana
1-2 teaspoons honey, agave or maple syrup

For the filling
200 g raw cashews
100 g dates
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
2-3 tablespoons of raw honey
30 ml spring water
2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
A pinch of Himalayan salt

PREPARATION
For the fruit leather

  • Peel and cut the fruits (be sure to remove all the skin from the citrus fruits)
  • Blend well with the sweetener
  • Pour the mixtures on a non-sticky baking tray
  • Dehydrate for 6-8 hours on 110°F
  • Peel off the tray and chill in the refrigerator for a night.

For the filling

  • Blend the nuts leaving some bigger chunks, then add the dates and blend for 30 more seconds
  • Add the coconut oil, the sweetener, the water and the salt and blend until it all starts to stick together
  • Add the cacao powder and mix by hand
  • Pour the mixture on a non-stick baking tray and even out with a spatula
  • Dehydrate for 1 hour at 145°F
  • Then for 3 more hours at 110°F
  • Remove from the dehydrator, cut into square bites and chill for a night

For assembling the fruity bags 
Cut into 5″ square the fruit leather, add 2-3 bites of the brownies inside, fold sides up and tight.
SERVES 20 bags

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