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The English word ’emotion’ is derived from the French word émouvoir. This is based on the Latin emovere, where e- (variant of ex-) means ‘out’ and movere means ‘move’, i.e. to move out. That is what our emotions do. They manipulate energy and bring things into motion / manifestation. The force behind what we feel is what allows us to create. Although we have our thought but it is the emotional energy, the fuel, that allows something to get created. “I felt so strongly that I started weeping”. Therefore, to create in a positive way, we must generate positive emotions from clear thoughts and perceptions. Understanding various situations we encounter in our daily life will help make these perceptions clear.
The Joy, sadness, trust, disguise, fear, anger, surprise, anticipation, optimism, disappointment, love, remorse, submission, contempt, awe, aggressiveness, affection, longing, lust, pride, rage, envy, sympathy, nervousness, greed, happiness, shame, repulsion, respect and obligation etc. are some emotions that we encounter frequently. The feelings and emotions are the things which distinguish us from robots, a computer operating a mechanical body using electric signals. With our feelings and emotions we experience ourselves in this world. Feelings provide us with the greatest pleasures in life, but also with the greatest suffering. The emotions are ways that our mind reacts to situations. For example, when we are scared, mind reacting subconsciously (sense of danger), when we are sad, mind is reacting to tragedy, and similarly when we are angry, mind is reacting defensively, thinking that somebody has done what he should not do etc.
In human body, the emotions are activated by nervous system and ductless glands. The surges of emotions and sentiments are just another kind of thoughts. These thoughts stimulate the glands, nervous system and we experience these emotions physically like we cry sometimes. The hypothalamus activates pituitary gland and secretes hormones which are the results of emotions and also become cause of generation of new emotions. According as the life situation, harmones are secreted and our physical body react to these hormones. Unhealthy emotions give birth to various diseases, for instance migraine headache may be caused due to emotional stress. Emotional stress causes contraction in blood vessels which in turn causes headache. Furthermore recent surveys reveals that even back pain sometimes can be due to emotions needing attention.
Every experienced feeling provides automatic, instantaneous feedback about a particular person or situation. Feelings are not chosen, they just happen. A person chooses to let it flow or to restrict it. Feelings that are expressed immediately affect physical functioning in the moment then gradually dissipate. Denied, suppressed or repressed feelings stay unresolved for as long as they are held back. They continue to affect functioning in indirect ways contributing to the nervous, anxiety, depression and physical disease processes.
Never project any negative emotion on anybody.
Anger and Rage
The Anger triggers the ‘fight or flight’ response of body. Other emotions that trigger this response include fear, excitement and anxiety. The adrenal glands flood the body with stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol to cope up with this situation as a part of body natural mechanism. The brain shunts blood away from the gut and towards the muscles, in preparation for physical exertion. Heart rate, blood pressure and respiration increase, the body temperature rises and the skin perspires. The mind is sharpened and focused. Anger causes stress which in turn may lead to physical health problems like headaches, stomach problems and other illnesses. Common health problems observed are listed below:
High blood pressure
Skin problems, such as eczema
Digestion problems, such as abdominal pain
Research done with children and adolescents had shown that they are at greater risk about problem-ridden interpersonal relationships and also affecting their health. Another study from Harvard School of Public Health studied hostility in men and found that those with higher rates of hostility not only had poorer pulmonary functioning (breathing problems), but experienced higher rates of decline as they aged. A study from Ohio State University shows that, those who had less control over their anger tended to heal more slowly from wounds. The control group had more cortisol (a stress hormone) suggesting that they may be more stressed during difficult situations.
Our habitual thought patterns, which can be somewhat altered with practice, contribute to our experience of anger or stress. Some people tend to interpret things negatively as a matter of habit. They may attribute someone else mistake to malicious or unkind motives, for example. They may take one negative event as a sign that more negative events are to come, which can contribute to anger and stress. Anger and guilt are two sides of the same coin. If you release anger, guilt will be released automatically.
Time and mind are inseparable. To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: the compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation. We almost always habitually anticipate various outcomes of any particular situation and depending upon our subconscious conditioning think negatively or positively. The existence of fear mainly lies in future. If there is no such thing called future there will be no such thing called fear. When you are afraid just watch your emotions, rather feel them, watch them attentively. This way all that is unconscious in you will be brought into the light of consciousness and you will develop an understanding about yourself. If you are centered in the consciousness you will understand transient nature of things and will not be afraid of anything.
In any psychological element such as fear, one fear may be linked with other fears. If we act on one fear with total awareness then rest all will surface out. We can then see whole of fear, which is then de-linked from the object or event which triggered it. Fear itself is a reaction, but through aloof observation it loses its strength. All the fears can be overcome by facing them boldly. The moment we turn around to face it, it disappears.
Fear is a chain reaction in the brain that starts with a stressful stimulus and ends with the release of chemicals that cause a racing heart, fast breathing and energized muscles, among other things, also known as the fight-or-flight response. Fear is an emotional response to a perceived threat. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger.
Fear should be distinguished from the related emotional state of anxiety, which typically occurs without any external threat. Additionally, fear is related to the specific behaviors of escape and avoidance, whereas anxiety is the result of threats which are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable. Worth noting is that fear almost always relates to future events, such as worsening of a situation, or continuation of a situation that is unacceptable. Fear could also be an instant reaction, to something presently happening.
Experiences of fear can remain long after exposure in the unconscious mind, where they may then manifest as nightmares, or, in an even stronger form, night terrors. The experience of distrust can be explained as a feeling of mild fear or caution, usually in response to an unfamiliar or potentially dangerous person. Distrust may occur as a feeling of warning towards someone or something that is questionable or unknown.
When fear comes upon us out of the blue we have little or no awareness of it. We can assume how we might react in certain situations but until the situation is upon us we may find that we react completely differently. On many occasions, fears prevent you from doing things, which you would have normally done. This largely hampers your growth in life. People fear that some of the diseases that their parents or ancestors had, they may also had them at some point in their life. Remember that your ancestors’s and your’s environment are different and above all there is no medically established and verified research that you are definitely going to suffer.
People develop specific fears as a result of learning. The experience of fear is affected by historical and cultural influences. Compulsive emotional fears are generally baseless fears, stemming out of some of your past experiences (which you unnecessarily graft to a present condition) or simply out of the blues. When you share your innermost fear with others, it is both liberating and comforting.
Guilt and Remorse
Remorse is an emotional expression of personal regret felt by a person after he or she has committed an act which they deem to be shameful, hurtful, or violent. A person who is incapable of feeling remorse is often labeled a sociopath (US) or psychopath (UK). Guilt, in psychology, is a term denoting an unpleasant feeling associated with unfulfilled wishes. Sigmund Freud initially contended that sexual drives produce sense of guilt in the superego, the moral conscience of the mind. He later maintained, however, that guilt was associated with aggressive impulses. Freud felt that guilt was often confused with remorse, the former being an emotion signaling the presence of aggressive wishes, the latter a self-imposed punishment which occurs if the aggressive wish is fulfilled.
Guilt can carry over into sleep and induce anxiety when we experience it in our dreams. The feelings of guilt are carried over into the dream state; often, the dreamer replays the events in his or her mind over and over in vivid detail. Sometimes the subconscious will modify the dream so that the survivor takes the place of the victim, or other, similar, variations occur. Repeating nightmares is a major symptom of the anxiety neurosis caused by a deep emotional trauma. The guilt experienced in these dreams is often accompanied by grief and anger.
Sex in dreams or nightmares often represents a more complex aspect of our personalities-something more than simply our attitudes and our desires for the act of sex itself. In other words, in these kinds of dreams sexual relations can be symbolic of other issues; they don’t always represent a straightforward desire for physical relations. Guilt is founded on our empathy system and mirror neurons. When we see another carrying out an action, we carry out the action ourselves in neuronal activity, though not in overt action. The neurons that mirror others are called mirror neurons. When we see another person suffering, we can feel their suffering as if it is our own. This constitutes our powerful system of empathy, which leads to our thinking that we should do something to relieve the suffering of others. If we cannot help another, or fail in our efforts, we experience feelings of guilt.
Desires and longing
Desire is a sense of longing for a person or object or hoping for an outcome. The same sense is expressed by emotions such as “craving” or “hankering”. When a person desires something or someone, their sense of longing is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of the item or person, and they want to take actions to obtain their goal. The motivational aspect of desire has long been noted by philosophers; Hobbes asserted that human desire is the fundamental motivation of all human action originating from mind.
Wanting and waiting for something is a state of mind, which basically means that we want the future; we do not want the present or are unsatisfied with it. We do not want what we have right now, instead, we want what we have not got.
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