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Can we control our emotions ?


First of all, what do we call an emotion ? Is it a feeling ? Is it a pleasure or an affliction ? We tend to think that our feelings escape thought and time. However, they are the result of both. A feeling is a sensation, a reaction that expresses something pleasant, that we like, or unpleasant and that we do not appreciate. When I am in love : I like it. When I'm angry : I don't like it. It is quite simple, and there is nothing more to be understood. We can recognize this feeling for having had it before, as for a pleasure.

First of all, what do we call an emotion ? Is it a feeling ? Is it a pleasure or an affliction ? We tend to think that our feelings escape thought and time. However, they are the result of both. A feeling is a sensation, a reaction that expresses something pleasant, that we like, or unpleasant and that we do not appreciate. When I am in love : I like it. When I'm angry : I don't like it. It is quite simple, and there is nothing more to be understood. We can recognize this feeling for having had it before, as for a pleasure.


The feeling, as pleasure comes from the past, it is a reaction of memory.

We have made feelings sacred because we crave for sensations and are empty inside. We have given a lot of importance to pleasures, as to pain, because it is a way of maintaining the ego and of identifying oneself to it. It's another way of giving importance to who we are. Wanting to control our emotions generates resistance, tension, contradiction and conflict: That is, wanting to be what you are not in the moment. And feelings being sensations like pleasures are reactions to our need to exist. These reactions are within the field of conditioning, images and fragmentation of the ego. They are in the field of thought. Feelings, like emotions, have nothing to do with joy, which is of the present, outside the scope of conditioned thought and reaction.

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