Morrie: In His Own Words - Part II, Getting to Where You Want to Be, Chapter 9, Dealing with Your Mind and Emotions Summary & Analysis

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Part II, Getting to Where You Want to Be, Chapter 9, Dealing with Your Mind and Emotions Summary and Analysis

Retaining a sense of control is essential to surviving one's illness mentally. But since you cannot retain control of your body, retain control over your mind and emotions and increase that degree of control. Increasing emotional control requires understanding why you're doing what you're doing and why you're feeling what you're feeling. You must also develop a sense of 'emotional space' where you can get perspective on your feelings and thoughts and consider alternatives. You can also determine how you respond to an event beyond your immediate first reaction. Morrie has experienced such a change of response for himself.

You must also be a witness to yourself. Watch your physical, emotional...

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