Thursday, July 4, 2019

Emotions Are Action Requiring Programs

In my life experience, I have found that emotions are, as Karla McLaren has said, “action requiring programs.” What does this mean?

It means that our emotions ask us to take an action to resolve what caused us to have the emotion in the first place and have the courage to face, to look at the genesis of the emotion and learn how to effectively and honestly create an equilibrium, a balance in our emotional body thereby releasing and moving on from stress of any kind. Why does this seem to be a problem in our society?

To come to a place where our society as a whole sees emotions as action requiring programs designed to help us to effectively deal with our feelings and come back to balance is tricky because our society sees having emotions, being emotional, as being weak. This comes from the American credo of rugged individualism, that showing emotion is for sissy’s. 

What I have experienced is that most people are unconscious or not connected to their emotional body and are confused about how they feel let alone what to do with their feelings. Most people also are highly reactive and act out their feelings without thought to the consequences of their actions. 

What I am suggesting is that we learn to better cope with our emotions in a proactive way that we may use them to learn about ourselves and others and not allow them to be destructive forces, reactive forces that tear down society or tear apart our relationships or drive us crazy. When we accept that our emotions are trying to tell us something, we can learn to better understand what they require us to do in a constructive way instead of a destructive way. How do we do this? 

We do this by becoming more aware of our emotions through studying them, analyzing them, feeling them, facing them, getting therapy, reading books on them, talking with others about them and loving them.

Of course, we must face that there is sociopathy, psychopathy, etc. and I am addressing normalcy and if you are experiencing disfunction in your emotional body, please seek psychiatric help as soon as you can. 

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