"And all your spiritual children shall be disciples, taught by the Lord and obedient to His will, and great shall be the peace and undisturbed composure of your children."
Gosh, emotions are difficult to deal with.
Furthermore, any number of physiological factors can offset you. Besides the issue at hand, your central nervous system can become easily overwhelmed from a number of factors. Some of these include:
- Anxiety, panic, hyperactivity
- Exaggerated startle response
- Inability to relax
- Digestive problems
- Emotional flooding
- Chronic pain
- Hostility, irritability and rage
- Chronic Illness
Our emotions tend to ebb and flow like the ocean waves. It would be wonderful if they asked permission to come and go, but they don't. They just do their own thing, and without warning. If you have any of the above issues, it can compound things quite a bit. Knowing that you have an added excitement factor can help keep things on track.
A rebellious child does a lot o things without a parent's permission, and just wishing that child wouldn't do that won't change a thing. The parent must discipline the child to bring about change. The same principal holds true with emotions. They are often like rebellious children, and the longer they are allowed to do as they please, the more difficult it is to control them.
If we are unable to get the situation under control, symptoms of Parasympathetic Response will be:
- Flat affect
- Exhaustion and chronic fatigue
- Disconnection and dissociation
- Complex syndromes
- Chronic pain
- Low blood pressure
- Poor digestion
The first 15 years of my life were spent inner-city. Here emotions were volatile, and it seemed normal to let them rule my life. I learned that if you didn't get what you wanted, you yelled, argued, and stayed angry until you got your way. I learned how to manipulate people by making them feel guilty. Starting at an early age took years to undo what I learned and accept people for who they are.
I encourage you to control yourself and teach your children at an early age how to do the same thing. If it is too late for that, then begin where you are now, because it is never too late do the right thing.
This Week's Meditation:
I trust you God to call on me to get my emotions in check.
Help me to confront each situation as it comes.
Don't allow my emotions to control me.
I know freedom from this is a blessing given by you.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. And realize God has you in his arms always.