Knowing Your Worth Despite What You feel
Today’s topic is knowing your worth despite what you feel. Do you think God cares about you?
Some of our deepest desires are to be known, loved, heard, and seen. Every person wants to know why they are here and for what purpose. These feelings make us feel like we have meaning like we contribute to the world, and to something bigger than us. In my quest for discovering who I was, I lost who I was to a sea of opinions, who people thought I should be and how I should react and respond.
We don’t have breakdowns because of the event itself. Breakdowns happen because of the pain we have picked up according to our perspective of the event. My breakdown came because it was the last straw my soul could take to feeling unloved and unwanted. The pain came from a hole in my heart that could not be filled by anyone else’s love except from the Father. I didn’t care about me because I didn’t think the Father cared about me.
In this Truth Talk, I’m digging into the differences between emotions and feelings. “You do not have to feel something to believe it’s true because your worth is not in a feeling, it’s in a Person.”
Knowing Your Worth Understanding Emotions
When we think a thought, it creates an emotion. That emotion becomes a chemical and energy that then communicates through the rest of the body. Emotions carry information. It’s a feedback loop between the brain and the body. Our emotions carry our memories, beliefs, and personal experiences. The emotions interpret the thought, threat, or opportunity coming in and communicates to our body what it should be feeling. Our emotions are there to help regulate and interpret. Emotions are neurological answers to an emotional stimulus.
A thought is merely a thought until we pay attention to it.
Meaning, it doesn’t carry much weight until we decide what that thought means to us. Our brains also create emotions based on our environment and situation to determine if it’s a threat.
There are two ways that our emotions are triggered. One way is through an internal trigger. This would be mediating on past situations or imagining specific events. Even if a situation has not happened and we meditate on them long enough our body will begin to respond as though whatever we have been meditating on happened. The second way our emotions are triggered are by an external stimulus.
This means a real-life situation is happening in the present moment and our bodies have to respond to them. Therefore, emotions are triggered by an internal or external stimulus.
Our emotions promote bodily reactions such as increased heart rate, facial expressions, or sweating. This is a part of our fight or flight system to determine if this stimulus is a threat or not. To sum this up, our emotions tell our bodies what to feel.
Knowing Your Worth Understanding Feelings
The feelings we experience will be based on the thoughts we think that produces the emotion that sends a signal to the body. We begin to feel because the trigger and the emotion become integrated. Our bodies begin to hold these stories through our feelings interpreted by our emotions. When our bodies hold stories, this is referring to the narratives your mind believes about every pain, trauma, or moment in our life. Every event we experience carries a story of joy or dread. The stories our bodies hold become the reference guide for current events.
Every moment our bodies are responding the way we have trained them to respond. Which is through our beliefs, pain, or joyful moments.
The good news about this is that if we have trained our brains and bodies to respond one way that means we have also been given the strength and power to train it in a new way.
Feelings become the conscious experiences of the emotional reaction. Feelings become sparked by emotions shaped by our personal beliefs, memories or memories.
Thoughts are the language of the brain and feelings are the language of the body. You can become subconsciously triggered by something someone said or event and you will react and respond according to who you have experienced it in the past or the story you have told around it.
Being triggered can happen two ways. you can consciously think specific thoughts with attention and be triggered to feel that way. However, we respond, and act show us and tell us the stories our bodies hold and the stories they believe.
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