I was initially quite disappointed to move on from scroll V – for me, it contained the most powerful of the messages. And I experienced a bit of a shock on my first reading of scroll VI on emotional control.
Because it was what I needed to hear. The importance of the message wasn’t in knowing that control was needed in order to succeed – we’ve known that for a while now. For me, it was the realization that the emotional roller-coaster ride that I struggle with is normal, it’s what most people experience. Reading it, it seemed that Mandino had personal knowledge of what was in my head and in my heart.
Inside me is a wheel, constantly turning from sadness to joy, from exultation to depression, from happiness to melancholy.
I had always considered my changing emotional states to be an oddity and a major character flaw. I’m now giving myself permission to accept my emotional states. Accepting the legitimacy of my emotions makes it easier to start on the path to mastery of them.
All the best for a great week!