Life Made Simple, by Jim Nolan, PhD
When we contravene our own values, we pay a price. –jim nolan
We have an internal GPS that tells us whether we are doing so—it’s called “Our Feelings.”
We name lots of feelings (every language calls them something different), but there are, one could argue, two general directions: Toward feeling better, and toward feeling worse.
Those last two statements are pretty much straight out of Abraham, and the following one is Dr. Phil: “Keep doin’ what you’re doin’, you’ll keep getting’ what you got.”
You feel when your job sucks, when interpersonal relationships are uplifting or deflating, when you, yourself, are being an up-lifter or a negative jackwagon, when your weight and diet are serving you, or not.
In most cases, it’s not that complicated.
Allow yourself to feel the direction of your feelings.
Believe them. Trust them.
Be honest with yourself.
Unless you’d rather smoke a bowl, drink beer, binge-watch a TV series, over-eat, or do the work-a-holic thing. Those strategies are all available for keeping yourself away from your feelings…
Set intentions for a better direction. It might help to work with a Coach or Therapist for a while to help establish the pattern.
Work to believe that “Better” is possible.
Work to believe that you deserve, and want, “Better.”
We have the information. We just have to trust it, and not be afraid. Well not “just”–it’s not always easy. But that is the game, I think…
Jim Nolan, PhD
Certified Life Coach
Licensed Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor