posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 05:50 PM
If emotions were a pool of water most of us would be drowning at sea, gulping down mouthfuls and spitting them back out at the world as we desperately
tread, keeping our heads just above the surface. Because of our imminent drowning we allow emotion to control most of the actions we take every day.
"How will this make me feel?" and so generate desire. We do our best to swim the currents we believe are leading to happiness but we spend most of
our energy lost in currents of anger, lust, envy, shame, fear and disgust.
This isn't to say I support the concept of relinquishing all emotion, becoming emotionless. That's just another ego game in itself and I don't see
it serving any purpose in this existence. Rather I would attempt mastering the currents by flowing with them. If I can cease fighting, stop expending
needless energy, attempting to control the flow, I will float, allowing the currents to pass me along, observing the flow but not panicking and
thrashing about trying to swim away from what I believe will make me uncomfortable. Of course it is common in nearly all species of life to avoid
whatever brings discomfort, but when it comes to emotion the level of discomfort or comfort we experience is a choice.
To most of us that makes sense in terms of negative emotions. We understand that if we allow them to be experienced they will pass, but what about
so-called positive emotions? Can we as easily allow them to pass and flow beyond us? To be detached from them? Because this is where most of us begin
thrashing about in trying to stay in currents of positivity. And then we feel like we're drowning all over again. When we allow feelings to flow we
find that every current leads to bliss.