Exercising the Emotions II
We are out and about and filling our lungs with fresh air and our conversations with more emotional integrity and excitement.
We are exercising our emotions and taking the challenge to better equip our fitness needs. I started this challenge with Exercising the Emotions I and am ready to move on to the next challenge. How about you? How are you doing with finding more words to describe what you are feeling and using them in your writing and conversations? Can you tell if it is making a difference yet?
Quite often we get to the point where our muscles are sore and tender when starting a new physical routine, and I am afraid that the same is true for giving our emotions a good work out. It takes about 6 weeks of regular practice to increase the flow and knowledge of your emotions. So don’t give up because it is a bit trying or difficult.
The average college graduate only uses about 20 words in this category of emotions. This category makes the gut, ego, mind, and heart all integrate what one is feeling to find expression. This challenge is about Feelings experienced when our needs are being fulfilled.
Before I begin the challenge I would like to offer up a wee bit of biology; just what I know to be true. All the nerve endings in our physical bodies are sending messages to the gut and the brain all the time. As babies we started training these messages to have certain definitions and some specialized responses. We can retrain these responses when we need to do something differently and recode the messages. Lots of folks know how to turn off their feelings of being ticklish. We get 1000s of messages all the time, all day long and culturally we have trained ourselves to turn down the volume on most and we have not trained ourselves how to use the messages to enhance our journey.
As so many authors I have been reading as of late are saying, if we are going to experience a paradigm change and become a more loving and focused people, then we need to understand and use our emotions at a higher fitness level.
So let’s get going on Challenge #2
Here are the 50 words about feelings experienced when our needs are being fulfilled, I am asking you to #1 add 10 new words you can think of to the list. Please share them in the comments section. #2 I would like you to practice using a number of these words in your daily conversation or writing and note any changes in your demeanor.
Wonderful zestful warm trust
Tenderness thankful thrilled tranquil
Sensitive splendid secure satisfied
Radiant quiet rested proud
Pleasure peaceful overjoyed optimism
Overwhelmed merry mellow moved
Loving jubilant joyous interested
Intrigued invigorated inspired inquisitive
Happy helpful hopeful groovy
Gratification grateful glorious glowing
Glee glad fulfilled friendly
Energetic elated encouraged delighted
Confident calm comfortable bliss
Alive animated buoyant appreciation
#3 Take a few minutes and enjoy these words and notice how they feel within your body’s frame.
You might noticed these words form an integration from at least four stimulus areas of the body to have an effect. They will strengthen your heartfelt thinking along with other muscles in your body. Finally #4 would you take a minute and create a new word and define it for us – give us a new word and definition to describe an emotion where all four parts of the stimulus are integrated.
Oh I am so excited to read what you have to share, I am all a twittery!
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