By Neil Anderson
The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses
Unlike our day-to-day emotions which are the product of our day-to-day thought life, emotional baggage from the past is always there. Years of exposure and experience in life have etched grooves in our memory banks which are triggered by current events.
For example, if your kind, loving grandfather was named Bill, you probably have a favorable emotional reaction to other people named Bill. But if the school bully was named Bill, your initial reaction to the Bills in your life is probably negative. If your spouse suggests, “Let’s name our first child Bill,” you might even react, “Over my dead body!”
I call these long-term emotions which lurk beneath the surface primary emotions . The intensity of your primary emotions is determined by your previous…
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