My feelings and emotions can be very strong and real in the moment that I experience them.

However, though very real indeed, often these feelings are not truthful.

Feelings lie. I should know.

I have been led halfway up the garden path and abandoned by them, more times than I care to recall.

I have seen the power they weld to switch the lights off suddenly on what moments ago was a sunny and bright disposition. The reverse is also true. Like the flick of a switch, new feelings emerge and suddenly all is well again in the world.

Feelings and emotions change like the wind, depending on the thoughts and information coming through my senses (smell, touch, hearing, sight and taste).

Hence, like a skilled surfer on his surfing board, I am learning to ride the wave of my emotions and feelings without taking them too seriously.

Inner wisdom tells me not to be guided or make decisions based on feeling and emotion. I seek to be guided by God’s intuition deeper within my being, past the layers of ego based stories and responses. So help me God …

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 8:32