There is a lot of confusion on this forum!
We all want the same thing: to feel good emotions
Love, euphoria, peace, tranquility, joy, enthusiasm, etc. etc.
Everything we do has this purpose: to feel good emotions and avoid bad emotions, or at least not let the bad emotions take hold of us.
Money, friendships, romantic relationships, employment, positions of power, writing, reading, spirituality, meditation, out of body experiences,
listen to music, you name it - all human activities have that goal.
It is also aiming to feel good emotions that we use the brain.
Intelligence, rationality, knowledge, these are mere instruments to achieve always the same end result: good emotions
Good emotions are the prize, intelligence, rationality and all the situations, events, creations and human activities are the means to reach the
Metaphysics, spirituality, new age, philosophy, meaning of life, the afterlife, reincarnation, what are we looking for with all this?
Good emotions: peace, calm, joy, enthusiasm, love ...
Everything we do has that conscious or unconscious intention - to feel good!
Ok, now that we realized what we are doing here, now that we realized what the purpose is, lets think about emotions. How do they work? What causes
The emotional mechanism is very simple: our attention / consciousness receives an impression and react with a trial: something happens, we focus on
something - is it good, bad, is it more or less? From our negative, positive or neutral reaction, the corresponding emotion is created.
Lets suppose I have a car accident. Oh my god what a terrible thing (bad emotion)
But i can react differently - accidents are normal, they are part of life and it's just one more thing to deal with, one more problem to solve, it's a
challenge and I love conquering my challenges. And I will learn from this, get tougher, be stronger (this reaction creates good emotions, acceptance
and enthusiasm for wanting to live and win one more challenge)
In both cases the event is the same but my reaction differs. It is I who have created the emotions with my positive or negative reactions! The event
does not have that power, I did it to myself!
How i looked at the event created the emotions. The event itself doesnt have that power.
But we have been deceived. They dont teach this in school or in TV!
Believing that emotions are created by external events beyond our control, we have been wasting our emotional power. We have been slaves because we
don't control these events.
We were as addicts, dependent on external events to be emotionally satisfied.
We´ve been after money, power, possessions, love from others, admiration from others, respect from others... We're looking for emotions outside of
ourselves. But they depend only on us, we are responsible, we are to blame!!.
The hatered you feel about this cruel world and this cruel people is your fault. You think of it negatively, you choose not to like it.
You cannot realize that this world is difficult to challenge us, to make us grow, to make us overcome temptations. To know what life really is, we
have to go through the opposites (light, darkness, fear, courage, love, hatered). To really know what it is, we have to live what it is not.
Duality allows us to know much better about light, because we also know about darkness.
Plus, those who are put in darkness and learn to create light are real magicians, they are Godlike: This world allows us to learn it, it allow us to
grow. Light - good emotions - is not offered, we have to conquer it by learning out to create it)
Again, the problem is not the world, it is how we see it, how we value it.
The depression you feel is not because your girlfriend left you (example), it's your fault because you need someone to love you in order to love
yourself, you will seek the esteem of others to believe you are ok, to believe you are worthy. You have to love yourself, appreciate yourself for all
that you are, with your faults and qualities, but you have to love all that you are, you'll see that it hurts less when you learn about
The prize (good emotions) its we who give it to ourselves by the way we like events and situations or not
Like or dislike, its our choice.
Nobody forces us to dislike, to look only at the negative side.
Be positive, believe, appreciate, be grateful, love others, love yourself, be free, be brave, realize that everything is constantly changing and we
should not cling too much on anything, that we are the creators of emotions, that physical pain can be imposed but psychological suffering is optional
(though sometimes we are not able to apply this).
It is up to us to go through the negative side, be able to walk it, and learn to control ourselves, to deliberately and willingly choose the positive
The great work is to be placed in the dark and be able to choose light, to create light in the darkness, to become creators of light.
Because the light is in us, we just have to realize that we can choose between darkness and light, good and evil, between the positive and
We are not doomed to luck and unluck, we are not dependent on external factors we cant control.
The grand prize is to be able to control our emotions, be able to create good emotions regardless of what happens.
When we achieve this, we have all the power that matters: the power to create light (good emotions, positivity, happiness).
Then, we become masters of our destiny, captains of our ships.
(this is kind of a rant, but i think it belongs here)
edit on 23-5-2013 by Manula because: (no reason given)