Emotions indicate work done by energy.
Emotions–you know those unruly things people just can’t stop reacting to? Yah those things. Something happened to me about four years ago after reading Eckhart Tolle’s book, A New Earth. I literally became a different person. I’ll start by saying there was a confluence of events that brought me to reading the book in the first place. To simplify, I was tired of being so damn irritable.
Long story short, (or if you are interested in hearing more of my personal transformation check back for a future post on that) I started to look at emotions in a completely different way.
Emotions used to be my justification for doing certain things. Now they are like highway signs, the ones that say, “To Seattle” for example. Emotions tell me whether I am headed the direction I want to go or not.
Here’s some scientific basis for my newfound view. In physics, when we feel motion we feel the result of kinetic energy, of energy doing work to move an object usually a car or a boat. Likewise, then in metaphysics when we experience emotion we experience the result of energy doing work to move our feelings. Rather than kinetic energy, I like to call this type of energy, heart energy. Yes, exactly because it is a lot more personal an experience than moving a boat or a car.
In physics, we say motion is positive when an object moves forward to an intended destination, while negative motion is (you guessed it) when an object moves in reverse, away from an intended destination. Likewise, in metaphysics positive emotion indicates we are moving toward our soul’s intended purpose, while negative emotion indicates our movement away from our soul’s intended purpose.
The only point of negative emotion is to alert you to stop and turn around, whether it’s physically walking out of a room or changing your attitude or trying a different hair color. Of course I still react to my emotions in irrational ways. But for the most part I now use them as the guide signs they are meant to be. When I am angry about something, I see a red sign warning me, “Wrong Way, go back” or “To Portland” when I really wanted to go to Seattle. I have to say this line of thinking is really effective for dropping anger like a bag of rice.
The crux of life is first the journey to discovering and deciding on our destinations and goals and second to use the laws of the universe to achieve those destinations and goals all the while using our emotions as guidance. What do you think?