reply to post by Zaimless
Although emotions can deter us from coming awake, often they enhance the eternal nowness of the universe. For all we have is now... ever.. there is so
other moment. The rest is all illusion and dreams, past and present do not exist in my world. Maybe they did once, but as I write this it is becoming
part of a past that is causing me to awaken further into the now.
"Emotional intelligence", like with frendine of yours, is directly opposed to spiritual wake.
I mean, all emotions (ideas = projections) pretend to be the "real thing" and consume our energy to come into being.
Once you understand what they really are, you are awake and you have the means (energy) to put them where they belong.
The trick is to learn how to use your excessive energy before it turns into a drowsiness of daydreaming...
To use it to stay awake.
Because one can slip back easily.
On the level of spirit (force) everything changes. The perspective changes from linear and 3-dimensional to eternal (point everywhere).
From there one can intervene with others and help them, if those manage to, even for a second, retrieve the energy they so readily invest into their
precious projections. Then they can deal with the new kind of experience - call it a satori, for an flash like act of understanding.
The fact is, when this starts to happen, this spiritual energy accumulates and makes one more agile, because spiritual force is actually knowledge.
And when you have the knowledge, you also have the how-to.
The feeling of joy which accompanies knowledge is not the same as emotion. It is a free energy as opposed to the energy "invested" into a form.
Knowing brings smile to your face even when you are in greatest of troubles. It is not of this world and it can never be deleted by an emotion of loss
or by dreadful thoughts, or by fear.
Knowledge of emotions and ideas is the weakest point in modern education. So much is presumed, almost nothing is clear. People are advised to develop
and rely on emotions, and in turn they become so dependent on them and waste huge amounts of energy to produce them and keep them going. But, emotions
always fail us. As well as our carefully cultivated ideas.
Before one can help others, one must fully understand the full impact of falseness of our civilization, and its roots.
The roots are in divided mind, which forces people to replace their true personality with the projection of ego, an aggregate of projections and
nothing more than that.