Excerpt from ‘The Shack’

The message below is spoken by Sarayu, one of three versions of God present in the story. The question she is answering is how to understand whether emotions are good or bad.

“Not much to understand, actually. They just are. They are neither bad nor good, they just exist. Here is something that will help you sort this out in your mind…

Paradigms power perception and perceptions power emotions.

Most emotions are responses to perception – what you think is true about a given situation. If your perception is false, then your emotional response to it will be false too. So check your perceptions, and beyond that check the truthfulness of your paradigms – what you believe. The more you live in the truth, the more your emotions will help you see clearly. But even then, you don’t want to trust them more than me.”

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