Do You Have the Full Control Of Yourself?

Philippines
September 11, 2012 4:19am CST
I mean - can you control your emotion fully? When you say "I won't do this!" - can you obey that will of yours! "I won't say this!" Can you just shut your mouth down without saying anything? Most of the times, I got some bad temper here - but am trying my best to control myself for some situations, bursting can give me trouble, how about there?
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@SIMPLYD (81306)
• Philippines
11 Sep 12
My biggest enemy is my temper too. That's why, i would always pray in the morning for God to always give me Christlike attitude . In addition, i just bear in mind the mooto "Do unto others what you would like others do unto you". Though, when i burst out, i see to it that i compensate to the person involved by apologizing or just being nice after the outburst.
• Philippines
11 Sep 12
Glad to know that mate, here, I find our Bible Study so helpful...
@SIMPLYD (81306)
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
Yes, that's one nice way too my friend. I also read the bible sometimes before going to sleep.
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
You know am really happy to meet some people me who have encouraged me to know God and draw closer to him!
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
12 Sep 12
I have to say, yes, now I have full control of myself. I don't let things or people anger me anymore. I don't let people disappoint me either. I keep my mouth shut, as opening it will only cause trouble, I don't want. Being yourself and having full control of your emotions, is a great achievement. Just tell yourself that. It helps a lot.
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
So glad to know that Berlina!
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
12 Sep 12
Thank you
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
Your welcome B
• United States
13 Sep 12
A little back story. When I was about 8 I was taught All emotions were bad. So whenever I felt anything I felt as though I was evil. I was very shy and I assumed that this rule was ok with my parents so I never talked Anything out. This taught me how not to show Any emotions in public. At home I would go so far and then explode. Now I know my worth and welcome Every emotion. But... if I need to shut up I will And I still believe I do my best thinking when I'm angry. So my answer is yes and no.
• United States
13 Sep 12
ps. I have a temper too but I find if I focus on the proper revenge , I yell less and I control it a little better.
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
Hello Sarah my friend, thanks for sharing your wonderful story here! I really appreciate that attitude, it made me remember of one of the hit song here of a local artist, I don't know if it's a revival from western music - "Don't cry out loud!"... and it made me remember of you base on what you've said here! Before, I open show my emotion, but am trying to control it... yeah, I don't want them think am defeated!
@chiyosan (30203)
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
I can honestly say that i am able to take control of myself. Ever since i am faced with situations that i have to put up with the people, i am able to hold off getting angry, or bursting with feelings until i am alone, or until i am able to release my anger or negative feelings. I always believe that when you show people your emotions you know that you would be at the losing end, as they can take pride that they have annoyed you, or have beaten you into doing something that is unlikely of you - hence showing that side of you that you should have not shown to the public (people you are not close, officemates, etc)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
I fully agree with your idea mate! Yeah when we show our anger, or annoyance, or when we burst because we can't hold our temper anymore to people who are not that close to use like our friends, classmates, or office mates, it only shows that we are defeated! Yeah they succeed if they have something to do with your emotions, so it's always good to take a full control of yourselves, or ourselves. It is not easy, but like talents and skills, it could be enhanced or practiced!
@jaiho2009 (39014)
• Philippines
11 Sep 12
hello brother, Self control is our biggest enemy, but once you've learned to control yourself, temper and emotion, then you're a winner. I am not a patient person, but thanks to my spiritual mentor, I have learned to mellow and discover the mystery of patience and long suffering.
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
Am so happy for you Big Sister, that's why I have chosen to come back here because I really miss your company!
• Philippines
11 Sep 12
no, because sometimes I am easily got mad especially when my friends and classmates teased me.
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
Try to control that mate, if you learn how to control yourself, you can be more happier! Trust me!
@vijayroy (212)
• India
11 Sep 12
Hi Friend, Yes I can't control myself but I am trying to control that I can tell you that I succeed more than 50% in that.
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
Good to know that mate!
• India
11 Sep 12
i do not say that i have full control on myself emotionally but i would say i have some. i can control my self in some general situations but in some i cant. it just depends on how you take it and your will power.
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
It can be learnt! Let's practice mate!