Ownership of Your Mind

“Owning your feelings” means taking the responsibility for being aware of your feelings and deciding their validity, i.e. whether they are worth acting on. Refusing to do this — letting the feeling “go by” — is self-neglect and leads to trouble when a feeling isn’t valid, logical, rational, or consistent with your values. Ignoring your feelings is like being asleep at the wheel of your life. Introspection is not a luxury reserved for therapy; it has to be a daily task, at least if you want to be in control of your destiny.