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Are emotions illusions?


Emotions are not illusions but real. They are in the realm of sensations, such as pleasure or disgust. These express approval or disapproval. When you love, you approve, and when you hate, you disapprove. It's pretty simple to understand, isn't it?  Now, for some reason, we have sacralized the emotions. We identified with them. We believe that they give substance to a singularity, ours. It is precisely because of this identification that we over-react, because it affects the image we have of ourselves. And it is this image that is hurt. It is therefore through an emotional protection mechanism that the ego reacts strongly to preserve the image intact and not to be hurt.

Emotions are not illusions but real. They are in the realm of sensations, such as pleasure or disgust. These express approval or disapproval. When you love, you approve, and when you hate, you disapprove. It's pretty simple to understand, isn't it?


Now, for some reason, we have sacralized the emotions. We identified with them.

We believe that they give substance to a singularity, ours. It is precisely because of this identification that we over-react, because it affects the image we have of ourselves. And it is this image that is hurt. It is therefore through an emotional protection mechanism that the ego reacts strongly to preserve the image intact and not to be hurt.


Thus, emotivity and hypersensitivity are not disorders, but rather an exacerbated manifestation of the ego. The latter feels threatened in its deep representation. However, when there is no more image, the wounds disappear, and one cannot be hurt.


Emotion, such as pleasure, is a reaction of memory. We recognize it for having already experienced it. Without this, we could not recognize as such. We have sacralized the emotions because we are hungry for sensations and internally empty. Our existence being meaningless, we seek to escape this state of affairs in distractions and sensations. We have given a lot of importance to pleasures, as to pain, because it is a way of maintaining the ego. It's another way of giving importance to who we are.


Then, wanting to control one's emotions is to generate resistance, tension, contradiction and conflict: wanting to be what one is not, in the moment. These reactions are of the order of conditioning, of images and of the fragmentation of the mind. They are by nature contradictory and within the field of thought.


Emotions have nothing to do with joy, which is present, outside the field of conditioned reaction.

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