Our emotions are not who we are just as our thoughts are not who we are. How we choose to respond to them or for that matter not to respond to them is closer to who we are. Our thoughts and emotions do represent us and is how others experience us or for that matter how we experience ourselves. They are a cumulative result of all the choices we have ever made. However, as long as we are alive and thus have the power to choose we also have the power to cancel the impact of all that we have come to be.