How can we make lasting changes in our lives? How can we control our emotions so that they lead to a healthy and God-honoring life?
“Human life is fundamentally a life of the mind. The posture of the mind determines so much about the character of an individual’s life.” (Robert C. Roberts, Spirituality and Human Emotion, p. 26).
Mind and emotions
Emotions are based on concerns. They arise because we care about something or someone that gives occasion to certain feelings.
Emotions are deeply connected to how we construe our circumstances related to real and meaningful concerns. A construal – is an interpretation of the meaning of something; a way of viewing or a perspective on a situation, experience, person or relationship. If we see things the wrong way it will lead to misguided and even destructive emotions. But perspective is always behind emotion. Consider a some examples:
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