by Petra Juhászová (UK)

We experience countless emotions during the day. They are physical and instinctive. Emotions have been hard-wired in us. Feelings, on the other hand, are associated with our reaction to an emotion that is personal and was acquired through experience. Our feelings are  created by our thoughts.

The feelings we experience are neither positive or negative. It is our personal experience that speaks. We can practice a positive self-talk that helps us to thrive and live our potential. Or we can have a negative self-talk that stops us from leaving our comfort zone and explore the unknown. Our true potential lies beyond the borders of our comfort zone.

I know, we all have heard of this before. Still, what is stopping us from making that ‘leap of faith’ to explore what’s out there? A scientist would probably say that it is our reptilian brain, one of the oldest parts of our brain. Evolutionary its function was to keep us safe from danger and not to leave our tribe. Back in the days it was a very useful function. However, nowdays, instead of keeping us safe, it creates an obstacle between us and our true potential. When we are facing a new challenge a vortex of feelings comes to the surface.

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Source: iCN Issue 24  (Relationship Coaching); pages 39-40