Master Key Experience – Week 22a
Master Of Your Emotions
The tides advance; the tides recede. Winter goes and summer comes. Summer wanes and the cold increases. The sun rises; the sun sets. The moon is full; the moon is black. The birds arrive; the birds depart. Flowers bloom; flowers fade. Seeds are sown; harvests are reaped.
All nature is a circle of moods and I am a part of nature and so, like the tides, my moods will rise; my moods will fall.
Today I will be master of my emotions.
Until I started this class, it wasn’t uncommon for me to have frequent bouts of depression. I would feel inadequate and ashamed, and not know what to do to escape from the funk. I am much better now. Don’t get me wrong, I still have those feelings now and again, but much less often.
Now I Know Why
From The Greatest Salesman in the World (Og Mandino):
Inside me is a wheel, constantly turning from sadness to joy, from exultation to depression, from happiness to melancholy.
And how will I master these emotions so that each day will be productive? Trees and plants depend on the weather to flourish but I make my own weather, yea I transport it with me.
How Might I Ask?
And how will I master my emotions so that every day is a happy day, and a
productive one? I will learn this secret of the ages: Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts.
Henceforth, I will know that only those with inferior ability can always be at their best, and I am not inferior. There will always be days when I must constantly struggle against forces which would tear me down.
R2A2 – Recognize, Relate, Assimilate, Apply
And with this new knowledge, I will also understand and recognize the moods of he on whom I can call. I will make allowances for his anger and irritation of today for he knows not the secret of controlling his mind.
I will master my moods through positive action and when I master my moods, I will control my destiny.
I will become master of myself.
I will become great.
I’ve left out the details. You will find them here. Do the work, don’t cheat yourself!