Thursday, January 12, 2012

Joy = Love-Fear

I am currently reading an amazingly simple, yet wonderful, book: Emotional Equations by Chip Conley.
It's a book that can help you to see light in darkness by using simple mathematic equations.

To paraphrase Nietzsche, the measure of ourselves is how we transform pain or suffering into something worthwhile or meaningful in our lives.

Chip Conley - Emotional Equations from ISHOTHIM on Vimeo.

From Emotional Equations:

Victor Frankl wrote, "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." You have the power to choose how you respond. You are a product of your decisions, not your conditions.

Think of your emotions as messages that give you the freedom, rather than the obligation, to respond. Fear protects. Regret teaches. Sadness releases. Joy uplifts. Empathy unites.

Letting an emotion move through you is healthy. Letting an emotion define you is not.

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