We all have them. We were all born with them, I am talking about feelings. The thing about feelings is that, at times, they seem to dictate our lives. Over time you have been conditioned to feel, then act, feel, then act.
This pattern disempowers people. They become slaves of their own feelings. This would not be so bad if the only feelings you experienced were wonder and amazement. The reality, as you and I both know, is that the negativity shows up as well.
Feelings are like the wind, they come and go. We cannot control the wind, but we can harness its power to propel us forward. Feelings are powerful, regardless of their type, or the cause of their surfacing. All you need to do is raise your sails, capture the power of that feeling, hold the course and direction in which you want to sail, and watch that emotion push you forward.
Even when you are experiencing negative feelings like anger, frustration, and disappointment, let them push you towards your goals and not away.
Feelings are involuntary, but you are in complete control of your actions, which means you are in control of the direction in which the winds of life are propelling you.
Now that you know that feelings are like the wind, what do the sails represent?
Your spirit, your attitude are your sails of life. Your actions are the rudders that determine your direction after you have harnessed the energy from the feelings that have blown into your life.