The Body - What are emotions really?
It is at this very moment that we are able to start understanding where our
animal nature lies, and what it is that really causes this condition. Simply
put our emotions are the source of this condition. It is our emotions that are
responsible for almost every reaction and response that we have, in one way or
therefore important to understand what this very useful characteristic holds in
store for us as humans. It is also useful to understand that with careful
conditioning we are able to minimize the destructive impact that our emotions
does in fact have, and similarly turning these into tools which we are able to
capitalize on. If not kept in check however, your emotions will run awry with
you, essentially destroying and overpowering your humanity (which I think can
now be defined as your sense of self awareness)
To better understand this it should be considered that emotions are simply a
function of the lower mind, which has been designed to enhance the basic
survival of the body. Simply a set of emotional responses which result from
chemicals pumped into our bodies, by our glands, usually in the form of
hormones of sorts. The way in which this is controlled by our bodies, is through
chemical responses to environmental stimuli. Think of fear.
Your lower mind thinks that your body is under
threat from a perceived environmental condition. Your body secretes a hormone
which makes it possible for your blood to clot, in the event that your body
starts bleeding from an attack. This creates and interesting problem. Why?..
well although our society does not require us to worry about bleeding in
general. We have still retained the same animal instinct for survival,
resulting from circumstances which may not require the body to respond in this
way. And this would suggest that our emotions control a lot of what we
experience. In a fear situation your body will also likely secrete adrenaline
which will enable you to react for the purpose of physical body preservation.
Usually an unnecessary response when you are afraid of loosing your job. Still
It is then here that we can begin to understand that emotions (the
lower mind) can, and will, exert its power by offering animal solutions to
human problems. If we are able to limit the power that our emotions have over
us, we can truly start to exert our humanity, and surpass a sense of self
awareness few ever reach.
So what do we do about this. We learn to control the emotions, so they do not
control us. How do we do that? Not by fighting them, as this will only give
them more strength and power over you. Remember resistance creates an opposite
and equal reaction.
Author Bio :
The author, Pieter Heydenrych is a Reiki master who maintains both sites Learn how to meditate as well as The Order of Perfect. In both instances the sites are dedicated to enlightenment and the spread of knowledge to all who wish to learn.