The Forgotten Purpose of Our Emotions: The Alarm System of Our Life.(Short Read) (with music.) (Repost)

Pay Attention

Whether it is an alarm to wake us up, a timer to let us know the turkey is done, or a car alarm to let us know it has been messed with, all alarms have two basic functions; get our attention, and to focus it on a specific subject.

Just like the timer, reminds us of what is happening in the kitchen so we can act accordingly, our emotions are a call to pay attention to what is going on in our life, so we can make changes accordingly. We in the west, have began to treat emotion itself as ‘nature’s mistake’, and therefore we try to numb and pathologize any sign of true emotional responses.

Our emotions are an emensce source of wisdom and information, however they speak a different language than the intellect, and therefore require a different set of skills and abilities.

So how do we create a revolution of celebrating this sacred element of consciousness? Why in our own lives of course. Lets look at the areas of our life that have their own needs, and thus their own alarms.

There are three levels or dimensions to our life. Personal life, Social life, Cultural life. For now we will look at the first level: Person life.

Dimensions of life.

Dimensions of Life part 1 – Personal life dimensions.

  • Physical Health – Our body’s physical condition, and our level of satisfaction withe our experiences of our body.
  • Mental Health – The quality of our inner world. Includes thoughts, focus and ability to self direct our mind.
  • Emotional Health – The fullness of our emotional pallet and our ability to regulate our emotions
  • Spiritual Health – our sense of meaning, purpose and our connection to ourselves and the universe as a whole.

Daily experience Exercise.

Here is a simple exercise you can use to start reconnecting to you inner life.

Carry a pen and paper with you. Once every hour, write down: what you are doing, what you are feeling, and what are you thinking. At the end of the day look at this list as a textbook into your soul.

Ups and downs and spin you arounds.

Coming Soon: A Look at the 10 Basic human emotions. Subscribe so I don’t get sadπŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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