07 Feb Love #9
The Discipline of Emotions
“And He said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders.” (Mark 7:20)
What are the emotions? How do they work? Why do we have them? The answers to these questions need to be understood.
Emotions are energetic manifestations of thoughts and feelings set in motion. Once set in motion there are many different ways in which they can manifest. One of the most visible is anger. This is an emotional response to something, an action, a word, even a look.
As we can see from the Teaching above, emotions can lead to many detrimental actions. Emotions run from love to hate and everything in-between.
Emotions are stimulated by others. This is why you need to understand how others affect you. Depending on what your need may be emotionally, that would be your area of vulnerability and receptivity. The goal is to know the things that trigger you through reading symbols and listening to what people say. Know what it is that triggers your emotional responses in both a positive and negative way. The more you can understand that, the more you can have a great relationship while at the same time maintaining emotional control.
Your emotions are tied into your five senses. Whenever you see, smell, feel, touch or taste something, it triggers a particular concept within. That stimulation, that contact, creates an emotional response, which can manifest as positive or negative. A great example is taste. You taste something sweet and you have one response. But taste something bitter and you respond completely different.
Your senses are designed to protect you. You can see, hear, and often smell, danger, or threats. Touch something hot and you will recoil out of pain. Taste something foul and you will spit it out immediately. All of these are protective.
Examining them from the symbolic perspective you will find similarities in the defense of you. Having “eyes to see” and “ears to hear” are two senses that help you see and hear the truth of something. In the same regard you can “smell and taste” a lie as it is presented. Of course, this implies that you are aware.