Food for thought

“your brain is automatically constructing emotions out of a set of ingredients and you have control over seeding your brain with those ingredients to make emotions more automatically in an effortless way@LFeldmanBarrett What are the ingredients ? Are they finite or infinite ?”

Lisa Feldman Barrett:
“Three ingredients are sense data within your body (interoception), sense data from the outside world (exteroception), and your past experience (concepts).”

Here’s how I interpret that, without having looked into it any further.

The first one is for example that if you sit on a chair all day long, you should go for a walk. The third one may require some thinking and perhaps the decision to adapt your ideas. But there may often be very little that you can do about the second. That is not always true. If it’s noise, for example, you may be able to neutralise it with white noise.