Thoughts Follow Feelings
In AA, I heard the phrase right action leads to right thinking. I could never shake the idea that it was right thinking that leads to right action. With further research, I come to find out that thoughts are merely rationalizations by the ego to try and explain the feeling. But instead of explaining the feeling, constant thought on it only strengthens the feeling and the underlying lies the ego uses to explain it.
Pre-Supposition, It is the accumulated pressure of feelings that causes thought.
A[[ feelings are caused by six fears they are,
- The fear of poverty
- The fear of criticism
- The fear of ill health
- The fear of loss of love
- The fear of old age
- The fear of death
Thoughts Breed Thoughts
Thoughts are merely survival programs associated with the feelings that the mind believes are necessary. Thoughts are merely rationalizations of the mind to try and explain the presence of the feeling. These thoughts are endless and self-reinforcing and they only breed more thoughts. The mind (ego) wants to keep us enslaved by its programs. Thoughts are the resistance that keeps the feeling going. A feeling that is not resisted will disappear
We handle feelings three ways
- Through suppression and repression
- Through expression
- Through escape
Negative Feelings Create Pressure
These ways of handling feelings are faulty, stressful and ineffectual. Each method requires increasing amounts of energy to keep down the growing pressure of our negative feelings. There is a progressive loss of awareness and growth. There is a loss of creativity, energy and a real interest in others. There is no spiritual growth and eventually, we develop physical and emotional illnesses, and we age.
We Affect Others
The projections of these repressed feelings result in social problems, disorders, and the increase of selfishness and callousness in our society. Most damning is the inability to love, which leads to isolation and self-hatred.
One Feeling can have Thousands of Thoughts
The thoughts associated with even one feeling may literally run into the thousands. The understanding of the underlying feeling beneath the thoughts and its correct handling is, therefore, more rewarding and less time-consuming, then dealing with one’s thoughts.
Feelings create Thoughts
Fears lead to a feeling, which causes the conscious mind (ego) to look outside itself for a reason for the feeling, all the while this thinking only reinforces and strengthens the feeling. The ego thrives on conflict, it loves to pit you against the world. The ego believes life is lived from the outside in. Spiritualists and Religious scholars all agree that life is lived from the inside out.
Like goes with Like
Finally, every feeling emits energy, either positive or negative. these different energies constellate into attractor patterns or levels of consciousness. Simply put “like goes with like”. Having an understanding of your feelings attractor patterns will help you control your thoughts.
As always, thanks for visiting. Dave