Wait… I Didn’t Ask For This!

There’s one thing we have to be very aware of when we open ourselves to this moment: It may not be exactly what we were looking for, or what we were hoping for. That’s a potential set-up for an emotional hijack, where we get carried away with anger, sadness, or even excitement.

Emotions are natural. The last thing we want to do is deny them or suppress them. But we do want to be aware of them–we don’t want to let them run away with us and carry us into places that don’t serve us or those around us.

KEY LESSON: Watch your emotions. Don’t be controlled by them.

KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK IN THIS MOMENT: How am I feeling right now? What thoughts are driving those feelings? Are those thoughts true?