Posts tagged #Emotions

Living From The Inside Out

    Watch the Video! "Inside Out" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #49)

I love Pixar’s new film Inside Out, which depicts the inner emotions of a girl named Riley who is moving to San Francisco.

The film is brilliant and hilarious for many reasons, but I particularly loved the constant struggle the emotions face to interpret the events that occur in Riley’s life.

The move to San Francisco is an event that isn’t inherently good or bad. The various emotions (Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust) constantly respond to stimuli in Riley’s environment to create an emotional story about what the event means.

Posted on July 30, 2015 .

Instant Forgiveness

     Watch the Video! "Forgiveness" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #8)

Recently I witnessed some people saying some hurtful things about me.  Instead of getting upset, I found myself thinking about the pain they must be feeling to want to export so much negativity towards someone else.  I realized that their anger was about them, not about me. 

When I reflected on the incident later, I asked myself, “How was I able to let their negativity slide off me?”

Then I realized I had discovered the power of instant forgiveness. 

Posted on September 25, 2014 .

How To Stop Reacting Emotionally

       Watch the video! "Keep Calm" by Blake Brandes (Blog Rap #2)

Have you ever reacted emotionally to something someone said or did and regretted it later?  You knew you were right!  The other person was wrong and inconsiderate!  You were just expressing your feelings! 

But then a relationship was damaged.  Drama was started.  All from one little emotional reaction. 

The fact that we respond emotionally to people and events isn’t the problem.  It’s when we *automatically react* to someone’s words or actions  that conflict and pain enter our lives.

Posted on August 14, 2014 .