Are you swept in by the ocean tide of negative emotions?
Do you feel like these emotions are overwhelming and out of control?
Sometimes we feel like we want to get away from it all, only for it to come back eventually.
To really dig deeper into this, we must understand why we have what we have.
So Why Do We Have Negative Emotions?
You would be surprised to find out that we don’t.
We have a tendency to think in terms of what harms us and what doesn’t.
We move away from things that do not benefit us and move toward the pleasurable life.
So when we speak of positive and negative emotions, we are speaking about emotions that harms us and emotions that don’t.
But the reality is that all emotions are neutral.
It is only when emotions get out of control does it become destructive.
We don’t have negative emotions.
We Have Negative Associations with Those Emotions
When the meaning of the emotion is associated with what harms us, then it becomes an emotion that we seek to move away from.
We deny these emotions as something negative. We think:
- Anger is negative because it impedes our understanding and others.
- Doubt is negative because we believe in certainty.
- Sadness is negative because we wish to be happy.
- Fear is negative because we want to feel safe and secure.
Yet, anger can give us great motivation.
Doubt can lead us to awareness and critical understanding.
Sadness can be an epiphany of a spiritual healing.
And fear, met with the right circumstances, can help us escape inevitable danger (seeing a bear).
Every emotion has a negative and positive polarity.
Even the desire for happiness stretched to extremity can lead to illusion.
Any quality pushed to the extreme becomes negative.
So why are emotions neutral? How can each emotion be positive and negative simultaneously?
It’s simple: we are not our emotions.
Emotions are tools, We are the Creators.
Our thoughts create our Emotions
See, we do not have negative emotions..
We only have negative thoughts and negative associations.
The thoughts in our mind give rise to these emotions depending on how much impact it has on you.
Let’s say that your money is stolen from you and get angry. You might even seek revenge.
Where does this anger come from?
You might say that it arises from your money being stolen.
But if we look deeper…
The anger does not come from your money being stolen.
It arises in your thoughts. It comes from the belief of justice, that we should not take what is not ours.
When that belief is violated, it becomes a threat to our self worth.
The anger manifests when we associate the event of money being stolen with the belief that our justice is being stolen.
So it doesn’t really have to be money. It could be shoes, house, or even our dignity.
The emotion comes when we attach our belief to the event.
The event is the trigger to our mind that something has violated our belief.
But once we let go of the belief to what is happening before us, we find mental stability even in the worse case scenario.
We allow our thoughts to create our reality
We don’t have to let our emotions dictate our actions.
Negative emotions are there because we allow them.
We allow the harmful thoughts to give rise to negative emotions.
And because our unconscious mind dictates 95% of our mental life, it is not easy to filter those harmful thoughts.
When our mind is cluttered with endless thoughts, then those random thoughts will take control of our actions.
“No valuable thoughts ever come to a cluttered mind.”
Yet, we do not have to linger to thoughts and emotions, all is needed is to be aware of our thoughts.
Be aware of your emotions.
Once our mind is cleared, and all thoughts subside, we are able to direct our thoughts.
When we can direct our thoughts, we can move forward into a life we choose.
The more you practice, the clearer your mind becomes and the sharper your awareness, the more the light of your higher self will shine through.