Kevin Posted June 29, 2022 Share Posted June 29, 2022 So my understanding is that emotions are guidance to what your focused on. I’ve been pretty confused lately because that is not what I’ve been finding in my experience. I think there’s more to it. Lately I’ve been going through a rough patch emotionally but it feels like my emotional state is prior to the thoughts. I basically feel bad throughout the day and thoughts about me being worthless, a loser, a loner etc come up. But I think those thoughts are just me trying to make since of the negative feeling. Basically I’m trying to figure out why I feel bad and those thoughts come up as an explanation. I notice on days where I feel great, positive thoughts come up easily and if I think thoughts about how I’m a loser they are easily dismissed. I’m just very confused. How come sometimes it’s so effortless to be positive and other days it’s like a black cloud over my head? I’ve also noticed that through thinking it can really seem like the circumstances are what cause my emotions. But that’s not true at all. I can have an objectively bad day where things go poorly and I’ll feel great. And then other days everything goes right and I feel awful. I think that’s the transference phil talks about. Where you blame circumstances, people, etc for how you feel. going off that isn’t blaming thinking for how you feel also transference? Is there no reason for how I feel? It seems like if I can think thoughts about how I’m a loser one day and it doesn’t affect me and then I think the same thoughts the next day and I feel horrible then there has to be more to the picture. Sorry if all of this is horribly organized I kept thinking of more questions. Quote Mention Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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