Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How to Control Feelings

Dallas Willard surfaces an interesting fact.
"We cannot just choose our feelings"1
But, he says,
"you can evoke and to some degree control feelings by directing your thoughts. Our power over our thoughts is of great and indispensable assistance in directing and controlling our feelings, which themselves are not directly under the guidance of our will."1
Perhaps this is why the bible says
"whatsoever things are true, ... honest, ... just, ... pure, ... lovely, ... of good report; ... think on these things." - Philippians 4:8
- fritz

1 - Renovation of the Heart, by Dallas Willard, page 104

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