This week we were asked to look at how to use our emotions of anger, fear, unworthiness, guilt, jealousy and hurt feelings to expand our comfort zone.
As I began this process, I noticed I had to expand my awareness, stop and think before I responded when I recognized one of these emotions occurring, which gave me access to a different outcome from my normal response. I actually saw I had a choice in the moment, I could actually choose how to respond/react if I stopped, took the time to think, take control of my being through awareness. But, what are emotions? One source I found said
“Emotion is aroused energy, a human power source.” We know that without some level of energy arousal from emotion, there is no life.” from the book Infinite Mind.
Also the next three statements I found most intriguing and engaging to my inquiry:
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. Recognition of the mystery of the universe is the source of all true science. He to whom emotions are a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” by Albert Einstein.
“I believe that in the last years of the 20th century, the truly monumental discoveries about human behavior will be information about the emotions associated with the profoundly mystical qualities of the human psyche, the soul.” by Valarie Hunt
“If we wish to be truly human, we must cultivate our mystical nature. This requires re-examination of our beliefs about emotions” by Valarie Hunt
Socrates, many centuries ago, wisely stated; “To know they self will set you free.”
So, this simple exercise has taken me to a deeper level of this journey within. Emotions! I think I could spend years on this topic alone. Thank you Mark J and team for leading us to this great inquiry into the world within and what is possible on this Hero’s Journey.