"The things that separate us from animals are:
the ability to
discern the difference between
right and wrong
and to make decisions not
according to our desires and
- Laura McCants
"We understand emotions as
programs that work to solve a problem,
often before we're conscious of it."
- Antonio Damasio
"Individuals believe in their own uniqueness,
we think we're so emotionally different from others -
we refuse to use
the information that's right before our eyes."
- Daniel Gilbert
Emotions are shaped by interpretations of
neurophysiological changes in valence and arousal in light of the eliciting
stimulus and the individual's idiosyncratic stores of semantic knowledge,
memories, and behavioral responses that shape subjectively experienced reality.
Distinctions among experienced emotional states are highly dependent on
cognitively complex processes, which are subserved by a distributed network of
regions of the cerebral cortex.
emotion is defined
as:any strong inner
a state of mental
agitation or disturbance
human feelings or sensations named as
the part of the
consciousness that involves
of the mind alone, being the excited
action of intuition or
a mental state that
arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort
and is often accompanied by
physiological changes; a feeling or
verbally emotions may be projected,ASSUME
those with emotional experiences are NOT:
conversely, emotions may be directly experienced
psychopaths, zombies, vampires, bureaucrats,
werewolves, mummies, plutocrats,
porn queens, kings, gravediggers, ski
bums, clowns, sanitation emgineers,
suceesful drug dealers, rock stars, used
car salesmen, journalists,
plumbers, emperors, queens, jesters, scribes,
cows with guns or chickens in choppers !
Approach EMOTION with extreme
EMOTION may prove HAZARDOUS to your HEALTH!!!
emotions you may have
abandoned, abhor, absurd, abysmal,
admiration, adore, affection, aghast, alarm, alive, amazed,
ambivalence, amiable, amused,
appreciation, ascendent, ashamed,
astonished, arrogance, attraction,
avarice, awake, awe, baffled,
bewilderment, bewitched, bigotry,
bliss, bold, bored, bummed, callous, careful,
careless, cautious, charmed, cheerful, cherished, circumspect, closed, cold,
coldhearted, colorful, comfortable, comical, compassion, conceit, confounded, confusion, conspicuous, conquered, constrained,
cruel, curious, dead,
defeated, delighted, depressed,
deserted, desire, despair, despised, disappointment,
disillusioned, doubt, drab, dread, droll, duty, elaborate, embarrassed,
empathy, empty, enchanted, energized,
enlightened, enlivened, enraptured, entralled,
fear, fervent, fervid, feverish, fighting, flabbergasted,
flamboyant, flattered, foolish, forceful, forgiveful, forsaken, friendly,
fury, gay, gloomy, gracious, gratitude, great, greed, grief, guarded,
handsome, hate, happy, hard, harried,
hindered, hollow, honor,
hopeless, horror, hostile,
humiliation, humorous, hungry, hypnotized,
hysterical, illogocal, impassioned, impatient, impregnable, imprudent,
incautious, inconspicuous, indifferent, indiscreet,
infuriated, ingratiated, injudicious, insecure, intelligent, intoxicated,
joy, kind, lazy,
logical, lonely, love,
ludicrous, lulled, lust,
merciful, merry, mesmerized, misery, mistaken, moody, morose, mournful, mystified, nice, nobile,
nonsensical, obsessed, open, optimistic, overwhelmed, pain, panic, paranoia,
passionate, patience, peaked,
perplexed, pessimistic, pissed, pity, plain, pleasure, poor, powerless,
predominant, prejudiced, pretty, pride, pronoia, prudent,
rested, restricted, restrained, revengeful, reverence, rich,
sensible, sexy, shabby, shame, silly, simple, shocked, slothful,
small, smart, sober, soft, sorrow, spellbound, spoiled, sprightly,
staggered, stressed, strong, subdued, suffering, suppressed, sympathy, tender, tense,
thankfulness, tough, transfixed, trepidation, unfriendly, unhappy,
unguarded, unkind, unreasonable, unwise, unworthy, vane, vehement,
vertigo, vicious, victimized, vigilant, vindictive,
visible, warm, warmhearted, weak, wise, withdrawn,
worry, worthy, zeal
the words listed
above finish the sentence "I feel ..."
ability to understand emotion in others is one of the most important
factors involved in regulating social interactions. Such
functions to coordinate activity among group members, enable the formation of
long-lasting individual relationships, and facilitate the pursuit of shared
Studies of emotional processing in humans are practically
nonexistent constituting a major gap in our understanding of the extent to
awareness has played an important role in shaping human behavior and
"It is not the conception of truth that will
joy, is absolute." - Henri Barbusse
I don't believe it!
Oh shit that isn't what I wanted to
"Do you really think so?"
Surprise: The eyebrows raise, there is a slight raising of upper
eyelids and dropping of the lower jaw.
Sadness: The eyelids droop as
the inner corners of the brows raise and (in extreme sorrow) draw together, and
the corners of the lips pull down.
Anger: The eyebrows are pulled
together and lowered, the lower eyelid is tensed, the eyes glare, and the lips
tightened, appearing thinner.
Fear: The eyebrows draw together and
raise, the upper eyelid raises, the lower eyelid tenses, and the lips stretch
Disgust: The nose wrinkles, the upper lip raises, and the
corners of the mouth turn down.
Contempt: The only unilateral
expression. The cheek muscles on one side of the face contract, one corner of
the mouth turns up.
Facial displays lasting less than one-fifth of a
second can give an astute observer a glimpse into your true emotional state.
Intensely felt emotions can create facial displays that last up to four
seconds. Facial expression held for more than five seconds are typically not
genuinely felt as most real expressions last only for a few seconds.
Diagnostic fMRI scanning
procedures that cause active areas of the brain to "light up" onscreen are
allowing researchers to peer into the human
brain while it's at work. As a result, they can
better see, in real time, how we react both
neurologically and biochemically to emotional triggers. Such glimpses are
giving scientists a new
understanding of the
biological basis of emotion.
"Most of the brain is dominated by automatic processes,
rather than deliberative thought. A lot of what
happens in the brain is
emotional, not cognitive."- George Loewenstein, a
economist at Carnegie Mellon
Our brains detect danger, for example, and initiate body wide
physiological responses like increased heart rate, perspiration and muscle
tension sometimes before we even realize we're afraid.
There is a syndrome called alexithymia in which a person experiences the same physiological response
associated with an emotion as a normal
person, as recorded by an fMRI scan, but is unaware of having the
Many of our emotional responses are hardwired into our
brains, meaning that our conscious "feelings"
may play less of a role in
creating emotional responses than previously
thought. As well, our automatic
emotional reactions may have a much
stronger impact on our physiology than previously understood.
"One nagging thing I don't understand about myself
is why I'm still fooled by incidental feelings. Some 25 years ago I studied how
gloomy weather makes one's whole life look bad -- unless one becomes
aware of the weather and attributes
one's gloomy mood to the gloomy sky, which eliminates the influence. You'd
think I learned that lesson and now know how to deal with gloomy skies. I
don't, they still get me." - Norbert Schwarz
rather than reason appears increasingly to guide
social, educational and
political propositions. The eclipse of empiricism by
superstition is not exclusive to either
the political left or the political right." -
Christopher W. Williams
"Emotions like sadness serve to give us important
information about ourselves and the
nature of life. Those needed insights teach us how
to master the ups and downs of life. Melancholia has
its upsides, but rather than champion one emotion over another why not
embrace them all. Maybe if we
knew how to take charge of our emotions, we'd ultimately find the satisfaction
we seek." - Darlene Mininni
When a mammal feels threatened a combination
of two emotions occurs - fear and anger.
Fear is expressed as the emotional
desire to flee while
anger is expressed as
the emotional desire to fight.
"The notion of an outburst of temper grossly out of
proportion to whatever provoked it implies moral judgment as to what
constitutes appropriate and inappropriate displays of anger." - Theodore
"Fear is the great tool of
mass manipulation. It sells everything from
insurance to deodorant and builds
audience ratings for cable
news. Historically it was used to promote a
catalog of wars and ideologies, and it has been responsible for
witch burnings and a spectrum of
The panic button simply
needs disconnecting. Time to forgo the
scare tactics and replace anxiety
with clarity, while we all, without exception, take a deep breath and move to
the metaphoric exits, managing not to trample
each other in the process." - Mick Farren
"I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that
brings total obliteration.
I will face my
I will permit it to pass
over me and through me.
When it has gone past I will turn the inner eye
to see its path.
Where the fear
has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain."
Psychospiritual depression is what we are
Depression may have a
physical cause tied to brain inflamation due to diet, injury or toxins.
Psychospiritual depression is based on unrealistic
expectations of reality,
of one's actual place in the overall scheme of things, in an inability to
except life for what it is and a failure of imagination.
"The clinically depressed are less susceptible to
basic cognitive errors. The clinically depressed recognize the
illusion for what it is. Unhappy people
have the more accurate view of
LIKELIHOOD OF DEPRESSION NOT DEPENDENT ON GENETICS
A new study released in
June 2009 debunks an original study that concluded that a single gene
determined one's risk of depression in response to a divorce, a lost job or
another serious life reversal. The original study followed 847 people from
birth to age 26 and found that those most likely to sink into depression after
a stressful event - job loss, sexual abuse, bankruptcy - had a particular
variant of a gene involved in the regulation of
serotonin. Those in the
original study with another variant of the gene, that had orginally appeared
significantly more resilient, were found to be no different. }
is almost unheard of to value
depression as an important catalyst in
a larger living process.
Depression, when correctly understood,
affords an individual the
deepen, empty, and open one's
The current popular ideology of
materialism has the
mistaken notion that the point of
living is the successful attainment of situations and conditions -
material security - safe and secure
Depression is defined by
materialism as the nemesis of
Depression, from a
materialistic viewpoint, indicates
a fundamental failure in living.
is that none of the circumstances that we struggle to achieve will last and
they do not provide the height and depth of freedom
we desire in any case for any length of
True freedom resembles
more a surrender of our unattainable, unrealistic and egotistical desires
than a victory over situations and conditions.
True surrender becomes possible as we
shift from cognitive dominance, the need to control,
to submission, the ability to
accept, to directly experience, to immerse
oneself, in the joy of living.
exists at the center of our being, our innermost
soul, the point where the
divine spark of God
exists in each man's soul.
At the heart of happiness,
peace and contentment is the ability to
live where we are, as we are, to
interrupt the assumption that we must escape or change our present
experience to become whole.
We cannot become safe, secure, or free of discomfort, but we
can be who and where we are and realize we are already whole even while
emotional pain, sadness or
emotional pain, especially
that based on a false
reality, provides the motivation and ultimately the
inspiration to discover and live a
life based on the truth.
Many experiencing significant
depression come to the conclusion that
happiness cannot be won through attainment.
The depth of the depression
marks an individuals proximity to the obviousness of surrender. At some point
surrender may become obvious and choiceless as every other option is
"One cannot reach the
dawn save by the path of night" - Kahil Gibran
Depression is a sign that a
rebirth is immanent and necessary.
Depression marks a potentially
significant spiritual break from one's old
life - beliefs, opinions and
Depression manifests as the struggle
between the longing for material freedom and the
fear of death reaches its heights -
at the bottom of the abyss.
"Fear of death really equates to a fear of
life, which is about
change, and transformation,
continual dying of the old and birth of the new, season to season and
moment to moment." -
We want to be free. To realize
that freedom we must be willing to give up the old
beliefs and opinions we
People are captivated by
the endless task of securing things they
believe will make them happy.
Unfortunately, in the long run we all
face the reality of
the end of everything we so
We see that our worst fears of loss are
We realize the inescapable
truth of our own insecurity, we will die.
When one collapses into depression one holds the notion that I am
unique in this frailty, that I have unjustly been singled out as a loser and
that everyone else has it better than me.
It is the
belief that I, in particular, have failed at
the life task everyone else is succeeding at.
pain of life being so terribly out of sync with previous
expectations reaches a feverish pitch.
realizes that one cannot continue to live as one has.
At this point many people make the
mistake of committing
not release the belief that the only way to
be happy is
to have life work out according to
their unrealistic expectations.
depressed because we can not accept
the fundamental inevitability of the pain of
Those that end their lives
simply cannot accept the utter nakedness of moment to moment
awareness that does not depend
on the ego.
If I give up now, accept my
death before I die then there is nothing to fix,
nothing else to do but continue to live.
this point I intuit that the present moment can be experienced as whole in
and of itself.
-adapted from Brian Adler
There is an irrational part of every human that
wishes that actual reality would be different from that which
reality actually is. That
wish is tied to desire.
Desire causes humans to fantasize, wishing
reality to be different than reality is.
left brain, the seat of
reason and logic,
creates rational logical plans in
anticipation of the possibilty of future occurrences based on past
The right brain is the seat
of intuition and emotion as it has a direct sensory
connection to Reality.
Happiness occurs when the
right brain is
satisfied with environmental conditions and when the
left brain has met the
goals it has set for self.
Despair is directly
related to the set of survival immediate needs identified by the
right brain but
consciously unseen and unnoticed by the
left brain which is
trapped behind the Veil of
Cognitive Blindness in a Zombie Apocalypse nightmare as it has severed all
communication with the right brain.
Right brain says, "Hey
left brain, i need to
be convinced that you are smart enough,
left brain, to be left
in control of making plans for the future, cause i ain't too happy with the
situation you have gotten me into now. If you are not up to it then i am taking
This, our nature, is a survival mechanism.
nature of looking at things is not because nature is dualistic but because that
is how we perceive things due to the two lobes of our brain. Each indiviual,
being unique, is going to fall somewhere of the bell curve spectrum of dominate
flip switch =
life re-evaluation =
nervous breakdown =
invasion of the body snatchers =
possibility of realignment of
hypothesis explains temporary insanity, psychosis,
schizophrenia and bi-polarism. The extremity of the
experience of the mind will be dependent on the severity of the severed
connections and the depth of the negative-positive polarity imbalance. Those on
the extreme left will be emotionless while those on the extreme right will be
A human consciousness that is used to using certain areas
of their brain is shown the door and thrown out into the wilderness of
left brain can not
perceive reality while the right brain requires the
stimulation of reality to survive. Over stimulation of the
right brain can cause
the left brain to shut
down and then the flight or fight mode kicks in - living in fear.
time, under stimulation of the
right brain leads to
brain failure to worship material self, Body, as vehicle of Divine
Consciousness while properly monitoring current environmental conditions and
health does the same thing which causes the left brain to shut down and
right brain to go into
The best way to break the Knot of Despair
is to go on walkabout to modify your living and thinking patterns but be
prepared the release of Demons creates an emotional roller coaster!
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