One Decision to Change Your Life

As Tony says, “The quality of my life is the quality of my habitual emotions.” Our habitual emotions are our emotional homes. It is the state of being where we are most comfortable. It’s what we are conditioned to return to. Most people’s lives don’t change because they haven’t changed their emotional home. They live in the same emotional homes that they once returned to during times of childhood trauma or devastating situations – they live in the emotional home that’s familiar to them rather than in one that’s empowering. It doesn’t matter what happens to us or what happens around us. If our emotional homes are anger, frustration, disappointment, pity or sadness, we will react to our environments and pressures negatively. Consider people who live in physical locations where storms and natural disasters always seem to happen. A hurricane or tornado comes and wipes out their homes and businesses. They rebuild and then in a year or so it happens again. The cycle continues. From the outside looking in, it is easy to ask “why don’t these people just move?” But they can’t. This place is their home. The same can be true for your emotional home: It’s easy to see self-destructive patterns in others but when you look internally, it can be hard to see past your emotional home – the place where you have been conditioned to return. It’s where you feel safe. But if you aren’t safe there, if this place is causing you harm, you need to do the work to move. If you want to live an extraordinary life, you need to make the decision to live in a beautiful state. You need to make the decision to do the work on your emotional home to turn it into an empowering place. Only when you change your emotional home to one of peace, joy, happiness and fulfillment will you start to build your extraordinary life. When you make the decision, it won’t matter what challenges are thrown your way or what happens around you. You will be able to return to that beautiful state.

Why Does Evil Exist? | The Story of God

Month: February 2023

Morgen Freeman

Where does evil come from? Morgan sets out to understand the root of evil and how our ideas of it have evolved over the millennia. Is the devil real? From the underworld of ancient Egypt to a modern-day maximum-security prison, Morgan discovers that evil might be more than a supernatural force. The birth of religion may be inextricably tied to the need to control evil.

About The Story of God with Morgan Freeman:

Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman explores the meaning of life, God, and many big questions in between in an effort to understand how religion has evolved and shaped society. A different divine subject is covered in each hourlong episode, titles of which include “Creation,” “The Devil Inside,” “Afterlife,” “Apocalypse,” and “Who Is God?” To explore these topics, host and narrator Freeman visits nearly 20 cities in seven countries to see some of the world’s greatest religious sites, among them Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall, India’s Bodhi Tree, Mayan temples in Guatemala, and the pyramids of Egypt, and he immerses himself in religious experiences and rituals. “In some places I found answers, and others led to more questions. The constant through it all is that we’re all looking to be part of something bigger than us. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that we certainly are,” Freeman says.