Emotions (the strange transformation of them)

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Emotions. We all experience a variety of emotions every day. Some are positive, while others are negative. Some emotions are robust, while others are weaker in comparison with others. There are also situations in which we experience mixed emotions. In reality, in every moment of our lives, we experience mixed emotions. Why? Because every feeling we experience is a combination of positive and negative emotions.

Every time we experience an emotion, we share many feelings at the exact moment in different amounts. Some emotions contain considerable energy, while others just a little. But, the final result we feel combines all these different emotions.

For example: Imagine you have a feeling of sadness. The opposite of sadness is happiness. Both emotions are inside you at the exact moment. If you feel sad, it means that sorrow has a more considerable amount of energy than happiness. The more you feel sad, the bigger the energy of sadness, according to joy, flows inside your body. If you feel sad but not so sorry, sadness and happiness are somewhere in the middle. Of course, the scale turns slightly to sorrow.

The above applies to emotions of the same category (positive or negative) too. For example: when you feel sad, it doesn’t mean you only experience sadness. All the negative emotions are present at that moment. Again, different amount of energy for every emotion flows inside your body. So, when you experience an emotion, it is always a combination of positive and negative emotions with different values. When you feel sadness, this emotion also includes a taste of fear, anger, hatred, and positive feelings like happiness, courage, or others.

Now, there is a tricky part. If you have all these emotions inside you simultaneously, why do you feel only one of them? This sense happens for two reasons. The first one is obvious. It occurs because the emotion you experience is the biggest of all. If you train yourself to become mindful, you can see all the other emotions inside you. But, there is another (not so apparent) reason you feel only one emotion.

There are many times we experience a transformation of emotion. What does this mean? Often, a feeling (let’s say fear) activates itself by external information (for example, a hungry lion in front of us). To fight this emotion, we deny it, making ourselves believe we don’t experience it. In addition, we block all the other emotions we experience to avoid the presence of the real emotion. But the energy of this emotion is enormous, and it needs to be released somehow. Then, the emotion delivers its energy to another emotion (anger, for example). Now we feel angry, but the real emotion we need to calm is not anger. It’s fear! We can fight anger for a long time without any result. We will not feel cured by our anger until we find the emotion hidden behind this energy.

The I.M. Meditation technique can do miracles in this field. I.M. Meditation can help you be mindful of your emotional world so you can work with real emotion each time. Of course, this is not overnight progress. It takes time, but you have nothing to be afraid of as long as you walk the right path.

Fotis Tampas (De Tao).


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