A person cannot direct his emotional life in the way he bids his motor system to reach for a cup. He cannot will himself to want the right thing, or to love the right person, or to be happy after a disappointment, or even to be happy in happy times. People lack this capacity not through a deficiency of discipline but because the jurisdiction of will is limited to the latest brain and to those functions within its purview. Emotional life can be influenced, but it cannot be commanded.
tags /self-love /posts tagged with the above term(s)
on the relationship between self-compassion and compassion for other people
why we are killing them with a flawed narrative
on learning to look at my life as a piece of fabric
a living experiment to see what is the outcome of living a life that is as closely aligned to my philosophy, beliefs and values as possible
on agency and self-love
why it is important to the world to be who you are