How interesting for people with a mood disorder who constantly feels at the mercy of their emotions!
I would love to be able to construct my emotions and definitely try to be responsible for them. Well, just watch the video and let me know what you think.
I transcribed some of it and I’m writing it below in bold. It’s a very interesting video and worth listening to in its entirety.
She says at the end: “You have more control over your emotional suffering than you might imagine and you have the capacity to turn down the dial on emotional suffering and it’s consequences for your life by learning how to construct your expressions differently. All of us can do this and be good at it. More control means more responsibility. If you’re not at the mercy of some mythical emotion circuits buried deep in your brain somewhere and which trigger automatically then who’s responsible when you behave badly? You are! Not because you’re culpable for your emotions but because the actions and experiences you make today become your brain’s predictions for tomorrow.
Sometimes we are responsible for something not because we’re to blame but because we are the only ones who can change it.
Emotions are built not built in.We are responsible for our own emotions.
Embrace the responsibility because it is a path to a healthier body and a more Just and informed legal system, a more flexible and more potent emotional life.”