A Signpost Is A Direction. Not A Directive. - Deepstash

A Signpost Is A Direction. Not A Directive.

But there's an important caveat. Emotions are data, they are not directives. We can show up to and mine our emotions for their values without needing to listen to them. Just like you can show up to your son in his frustration with his baby sister -- but not endorse his idea that he gets to give her away to the first stranger he sees in a shopping mall.

We own our emotions, they don't own us. When we internalize the difference between how we feel in all our wisdom and what we do in a values-aligned action, we generate the pathway to our best selves via our emotions.


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