The only FEELINGS which can be overwhelming I would say, are those of SADNESS and JOY.

Feelings such as PRIDE, ENVY, CONTENTMENT, DISCONTENT etc I feel are solely rational and NOT truly feelings but more emotional moods that cause us to think and ponder.

Sadness and Joy on the other hand, I would say, are truly emotions which shake us out of whatever we are feeling at the moment. JOY floods us with happiness whereas sadness overwhelms us with unhappy feelings.

When we are overwhelmed by SADNESS I believe the POINT OF POWER lies in our ability, (as always) to allow the feelings to be there by our having the strength NOT to deny OR indulge them but to simply wait until they pass. and to allow them to rise and fall in the moment.

SADNESS tends to be a feeling which our rational minds try to deny and bury/ cover over by generally ‘chattering’ to ourselves about anything and everything!



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Barbara Thorne: The Point of Power is Now

My writing is based on the understanding that ‘we’, (each of us individually) create our own reality through our feelings, thoughts and actions.