Monday 23rd Nov I am holding a meeting to discuss the Group. I hope folks will be able to attend. The meeting is to look at how the group is running at the moment, what will be happening with the grant from The Barnwood Trust and to catch up with the idea's we talked about at the AGM. I will send out an agenda soon.
Reminder to book your place for our Christmas Social, which has been arranged for Monday 14th December at The Hare and Hounds Pub, Churchdown from 7pm. Deposits of £5 need to be paid and menu chosen by 30th Nov, if you are eating. The menu is on the November Notice Board. You can give me your Deposit either on Monday 23rd Nov or Thursday 26th Nov as I am paying them in that weekend.
Thought I would share my ponderings over "emotions". I find emotions and our interpretation of them a very interesting subject. Emotions rule if you ask me. They influence my thinking, my judgement and my opinion. They reflect my world and my life. I think they go as far as to define who I am and my character. It's also interesting how others perceive your emotions. Picking up intuitively if you are angry, sad, worried or anxious. Reading body language, watching behaviour and listening to what is said, how it's coming across and the words used. OK not every one has this intuition on a conscious level, but I think we all have the ability to work out how someone else is feeling.
We can use our emotions to put pressure on people, influence their thinking and decision making, However we can't "make" them feel in a certain way, our emotions are ours, not theirs, although it does not seem like it at the time. Ultimately we are in control or our emotions.
So these emotions are ever present. But where do these emotions go when you become physically and mentally exhausted. When you feel nothing. How can we work out the world and other people then? No wonder we loose interest in stuff and become isolated.
So where do emotions end and thinking begin? How do I interpret thought from emotion? Am I reacting in an emotion way, or responding to a thought? I have been trying to practice capturing the emotion as it arises, before I get too carried away by the moment, so to speak. Thinking, how am I feeling right now? What are my thoughts at this moment? Am I experiencing anything physical? It's hard to do!! When I am angry it's really difficult to STOP and THINK. More practice needed! And what is this "sense" of something? There is no physical stuff going on just a weird type of perception that something is happening. Another emotion or just another thought? The pondering goes on...
Hope the week is good to you all.