Your thoughts and words have no power at all in your life without your feelings. You think so many thoughts in a day that don’t sum up to anything because many of your thoughts don’t bring forth a strong feeling within you. It’s what you feel that is important. Assume that our thoughts and words are being like a spaceship and your feelings as the fuel. A spaceship is a static vehicle that cannot do anything without fuel, because the fuel is the power that lifts the spaceship. It’s the same with your thoughts and words. Your thoughts and words are vehicles that cannot do anything without your feelings, because your feelings are the power of your thoughts and words.
If you think, “I cannot tolerate my teacher,” that thought articulates a strong negative feeling you have about your teacher, and you are giving out that negative feeling. As a result, your relationship with your teacher will continue to get shoddier. If you think, “I work with some amazing people in my job,” those words convey the positive feeling you have about the people you work with and you are giving out that affirmative feeling. The outcome is your relationship with your colleagues getting better.
Like everything else in life, your feelings can be either positive or negative; you have pleasant feelings or terrible feelings. All good feelings come from love! And all negative feelings come from a lack of love. The better you feel, like when you feel ecstatic, the more love you give out. And the more love you give, the more you are bound to receive. The worse you feel, like when you feel dejected, the more negativity you give, and the more pessimism you receive back in your life. The reason you feel so bad with negative feelings is because love is the positive force of life, and negative feelings do not have much love in them! The better you feel, the better your life gets. The worse you feel, the worse life gets – until you change how you feel.
When you feel good, your thoughts are consequentially good too. You cannot feel good and have negative thoughts at the same time. Similarly it is not viable for you to feel bad and have good thoughts at the same time. How you feel is an exact reflection, an accurate measure to the optimum level, of what you are giving out in any moment. When you feel good, you don’t have to be apprehensive about anything else because your thoughts, words, and actions will be good. Simply by feeling good you are assured to be giving love, and all of that love must flood back to you!
Academic instruction isn’t the only responsibility teachers have in today’s classrooms. More and more, teachers are being called on to teach students about values … things like making good decisions, the showing of respect, taking responsibility, choosing friends, and having a positive attitude. It’s a responsibility that could be overwhelming, considering the limited hours available in a school day, the number of kids in the classroom, and the diversity of backgrounds and personalities each child represents.
Character Education by Just Do The Right Thing” is a practical and powerful tool that equips educators to tackle values training with confidence.
By: Francis David