I used to think that we were created as rational beings that occasionally experienced emotions and those emotions distracted us from reaching our full potential. I have now come to the realization that we are completely emotional beings, that occasionally think rationally. Emotions are not all bad. However, emotions can get in the way and cloud our judgement. Having control over our emotions and not merely allowing our emotions to control us will allows us to make more thoughtful decisions. Controlling emotions takes patience (trust), self-observation and awareness, intentional actions and effort.