In my 17 Lies book I enjoyed writing about one of the finest thinkers of our age: Marilyn vos Savant, the person who has the highest IQ ever measured.
She once wrote a weekly magazine column, and I was always intrigued by the simplicity and power of her intelligence. One time a reader wrote to her about the relationship between thinking and feeling:
What is the difference between thinking and feeling?
Feeling is what you get for thinking the way you do.
The lie I was trying to dramatize is the lie that says our feelings of upset and annoyance are caused by the behavior of others. They are not. And the freedom that comes from seeing that they are not is exciting to experience. Feeling is only and always what I get for thinking the way I do.
Comments from Jesse:
Did you catch that? Feeling is what you get for thinking the way you do.
While the type of feeling spoken of by Steve is keyed on emotions, the way you think also has a very real impact on how you feel physically.
That’s why I spend a significant part of my book, The 7-Day Back Pain Cure, talking about the mind-body connection behind pain. If you’re in ANY kind of pain I recommend getting a copy – it’s free!
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