Emotions, feelings the stuff that makes life what it is. What we are experiencing in our bodies as a result of the thoughts in our minds. Our state of being throughout the day depending on the thoughts we think, because as I said here a thought always precedes an emotion. As soon as a thought pops in our mind our body resonates with that thought, it either agrees or disagrees. Our emotions are our navigation system, our instinct. When something does not feel right in your body it is a sign that you should take a step back and reevaluate.
I´ll give you an example from my own colourful life.
A man asked me out on a date and I said yes. He suggested I come to his place for a glass of wine. I said I would rather meet somewhere public because I feel more safe meeting somebody I don´t know in a public place. As he started to explain to me that I was in fact much safer at his place I could feel something in the pit of my stomach. I kept on explaining my point of view and how it was a matter of feeling safe for me. As he kept on with his logic I just felt worse, not only was my stomach killing me but the thoughts were racing through my head. At one point I was almost ready to throw caution to the wind and accept the date, despite all the discomfort in my body and mind. At that point I just called my coach and told her how conflicted I was. She pointed out that my body was trying to tell me something. The thought of going against my own princip caused my body to react in such a violent way that I felt sick. So for almost the first time in my life I decided to go where the emotional navigation system was guiding me. I declined his offer, explained why and as soon as I had done so I could feel my whole body relaxing again. I felt so proud for having finally listened to my body.