Our happiness will not be complete until we understand our emotions and what they are trying to tell us. We feel that emotions drain us and if we could live without negative emotions, we would be happier.
GuruMeher has made a study of our emotions, he calls them the Senses of the Soul. He says “We do two things wrong with emotions we either let them take over us or we repress them.” Students and yoga teachers alike have been asking me about how to deal with difficult emotions and I feel that especially the spiritual community tries to bypass difficult emotions. In fact I had a friend who did 3 to 4 kriyas and meditations per day to try and kriya her way out of feelings dark emotions. You may feel better initially but these emotions only get stronger if denied or vilified.
GuruMeher talks about emotions being the immune system of our mental health, therefore when we have an emotion use the clarity of our mind to try and understand what that emotion is trying to tell us.
So how do we do this? If an emotion is bothering you bring it into your consciousness awareness. Especially when you meditate. So next time you meditate bring in the emotion and listen to it what is it trying to tell you. Your emotions do not talk like your brain. Start observing yourself not just your thoughts but listen with your self sensory system to feel the answer.
If you are in a meditative or neutral mind state when you bring up a difficult emotion your pre frontal cortex lights up and you feel clear, in normal situations your limbic system takes over and you go cloudy and unconscious. For example, feel the shame and after a while the shame will not feel so bad, as long as you are not feeding it with your thoughts. You need to feel this on a somatic (physical)level. Ask yourself, what do I need to do to feel better? This is the future of therapy ,it is self therapy. You will find yourself through it. It is a simple formula, you know what you are feeling and know what to do to feel better.
For example fear can eventually lead you to peace. If you would like to know more read GuruMeher Singh’s book called, Senses of the Soul.
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