Why do I feel the way I do?

The posture of the mind determines so much about the character of an individual’s life. To succeed in conquering disabling emotions, I must somehow get myself to cease to see a situation in one set of terms and see it in different terms. I must re-posture the disposition of my mind.

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Families_of_emotions_06apr19b“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.”  (Spirituality and Human Emotion, Robert c. Roberts).

Scripture locates spiritual change as transformation of the mind: Roman 12:1-2; II Corinthians 4:16-18 Ephesians 4:22-24 – “attitude of your minds”  “posture of your mind”

Construal—Concern—-Emotion:

As we consider our theme, my word for the day is “construal.” 

Construal: a way of viewing or a perspective on a situation, experience, or person. To construe something is to choose a way of understanding it. It is “a posture of the mind” toward something or someone. It involves an interpretation of the meaning of an experience or an event.

When I ask, “How do you construe things in this situation?” I want to know how you view, interpret, or understand things. Although we often appeal to feelings as a basis for perception…

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