The sudden appearance of a particular person occurring simultaneously with a sudden change in emotion could lead me to conclude that there is a direct connection - direct cause and effect.
"What you did made me feel good!", I might exclaim. "His presence is ruining my enjoyment of this party", I might mutter to a friend. Or I might whisper to myself, "I will rise above my negative circumstances and remain positive."
One of the greatest things to realize is, that despite appearances, there really is no cause and effect between circumstances and feeling.
The 3 Principles metaphor has been trying to show us that, in truth, the world has no power of it's own to make one think and feel in particular way. The circumstances ARE real and our feelings ARE real, but the idea that feelings derive from circumstances is NOT real.
The most defiant child has no actual power to make one feel overwhelm. How one happens to think about a defiant child, does. The most painful injury has no actual power to make one feel despair. How one happens to think about pain, does. The most strenuous work has no power to make one feel stressed. How one happens to think about strenuous work, does.
The 3 Pricniples logic shows us all feeling derives from Thought. This is a constant truth, without exception. This rules out the idea - it rules out the possibility, that my particular thinking/feeling in this moment, is somehow originating from my physical surroundings, or your behavior, or my bank account, or the weather and on and on and on.
Certainly, there can be a sudden appearance of a particular person occurring simultaneously with a sudden change in emotion, but only due to Thought in the moment.
Here at Twerski Wellness, we are all learning, together, getting to see more and more often, areas of our lives where we had been innocently attributing the origination of our moods, attitudes, emotions, perspectives and feelings to circumstances and had been unaware of it's true source.
For those of you who have been getting a glimpse, please share with us, share with each other, how this has impacted your life, what implications have you have found and what it has taught you.