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Emotional Rollercoaster

Emotion is any conscious experience[1][2][3]characterized by intense mental activity and a certain degree of pleasure or displeasure.[4][5]Scientific discourse has drifted to other meanings and there is no consensus on a definition. Emotion is often intertwined with moodtemperamentpersonalitydisposition, and motivation.[6] In some theories, cognition is an important aspect of emotion. Those acting primarily on the emotions they are feeling may seem as if they are not thinking, but mental processes are still essential, particularly in the interpretation of events. For example, the realization of our believing that we are in a dangerous situation and the subsequent arousal of our body's nervous system (rapid heartbeat and breathing, sweating, muscle tension) is integral to the experience of our feeling afraid. Other theories, however, claim that emotion is separate from and can precede cognition.   Source: Wikipedia 

How cut and dry.  For something that torments is from our first breath to our last, you would think the definition would be far more complex.  In short, emotion is the label given to the body’s response to certain situations. 

We humans in our quest to be the most complicated beings within all of creation have muddled things up, yet again.

Not to over simplify matters, but a serious distinction MUST be made between Emotions and Feelings, and the association between the two.  The way I like to view it is like this:  my brain is an organic computer, my inner self/spirit is a programmer.  Feelings would be the the True experience, Emotions would be the program provided to my brain to simulate feeling in an attempt at true understanding.  The only problem with this scenario is that with the way our world is set up today, writtled with over saturation, sooo many more times than not, we are not only experiencing them both simultaneously, but reacting and responding to certain situations with both as well.

Let’s get one thing straight, right now.  In case you in the previous analogy, emotions are SIMULATIONS, not real.  “Wait, What??!”  You wonder why you want to confront a situation immediately?  So that you still harbor the emotion that was associated with it to give your words more impact.  As a matter of fact,  if we wait too long to express how we “feel”, most times we find those so called feelings fading, and not as impactful as we thought.  It’s because no real “feelings” were ever associated with the incident in the first place.  It was all emotion. 

 Happy/Sad/Angry etc are all states of mind, and can be changed and manipulated to suit the individual need.  Feelings are uncontrollable and nearly impossible to manipulate or change.  Learning to differentiate the two and applying this to everyday life, especially relationships, will have enormous impact on your interactions with others, and help to keep you focused on what is REALLY important to you.  Think about it, when talking to the person you love, what voice do you want them to hear, the one that is constant and unchanging, or the one that changes based on mood??!!👀. Speak first from a place of LOVE, the rest will fall into place just as it should.

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