I will be posting my entire book, The Secret of Emotions here on my blog, a chapter at a time, starting with the introduction.
If following your heart has repeatedly gotten you into trouble,
but to follow your head feels like a kind of soul-death, then this
book will open up a whole new world of possibilities for you. It
will teach your head how to understand the language of your heart,
and teach your heart how to speak the language of God.
You see, I believe that our emotional sensations tell us about
the virtues we are experiencing, and that these virtues are reflections of the qualities of God in the world. Making the connection
between emotions and virtues gives us a whole new vocabulary
for understanding our feelings.
Since most people make their life-choices based on their feelings rather than reason, understanding the meaning of our emotions is the second-most important lesson we can learn in this life.
The most important lesson is that virtues are our path to the Transcendent. Whether you call it God, Higher Power, Creative Spirit,
or just your better self, we are all born with a longing to become
more than we are right now – to demonstrate that we are, indeed,
created in the image of the Divine.
So this book has the humble goal of helping you accurately
identify your feelings so that you can develop the virtues that will
help you become the best person possible. Along the way, you
will heal old wounds, overcome shame, learn the true meaning of
love, let go of compulsive behaviors, break unhealthy relationship
patterns and develop new, healthy habits that will make future
growth even easier.
If all of this seems too much to promise, I offer you this observation: simple awareness is often curative. Understanding the source and meaning of your emotions can literally change everything in a heartbeat.