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Do you know how you perceive?

“ Your world is a living expression of how you are using

and have used your mind. ”
~ Earl Nightingale ~

As we perceive through our window to the world, we tend to be biased towards thinking or feeling. Below are a few samples ways to explore how you may feel and think. See our resource lists below for many more ways of perceiving the world.

Know yourself more deeply by moving through this process of self-reflection. Realize that with awareness, you may choose to change any character traits you don’t want by focusing on building those you do want.

What have you been thinking lately?
  • Are your thoughts typically negative, critical, justifying, gossiping, deceptive, blaming, manipulative, argumentative...?
  • Are they typically positive, uplifting, questioning, loving, honest, accepting, supportive...?
  • Are they mundane, creative, visionary… ?

How have you been feeling lately?

  • Are your emotions typically serene, quiet, moody, erratic or explosive?
  • Where do you place yourself on the spectrum from insensitive to intuitive?
  • Would you consider yourself typically dependent, independent or interdependent?
  • Do you tend to accept or resist your feelings?

Which questions do you relate to more – thinking or feeling?

We get so accustomed to our thoughts and reactions that we lose awareness of them. We don’t see when they are stuck in old habitual patterns that don’t serve us.

When we become conscious of our thinking and emotions, we can intentionally replace negative beliefs, actions and viewpoints with positive ones. We have the power to choose a life we love, but we need to do the work. Changing our subconscious patterns requires awareness, diligence, consistency and repetition.

See our resource lists below to explore and understand how you think and feel!

If we lack emotional intelligence, whenever stress rises the human brain switches to autopilot and has an inherent tendency to do more of the same, only harder. Which, more often than not, is precisely the wrong approach in today's world.
~ Dr. Robert K. Cooper ~

Too often we underestimate how quickly our feelings are going to change because we underestimate our ability to change them.
~ David Gilbert ~

Emotional Distinctions - Identify your emotional characteristics from 15 perspectives
Thinking Methods - Identify your mental characteristics from 27 perspectives.
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