the obscurity of emotions
In canvassing the blogasphere I am hitting a continuous theme when it come to the mind and inner peace. Meditate, get up early, care for your physical body, pray, and be grateful.
Control your focus and your thoughts. Okay, conceptually I comprehend. But this nagging question remains for me. If we are to control our thoughts and place ourselves in a different mindset, then tell me what is the purpose of the emotions such as worry, sadness, frustration and anger?
Does meditating create enlightenment, or is it a learned avoidance skill? Same question for the habit of positive thinking. Is it a falsification of realty, or is reality whatever we choose, at any given time?
If we can pick either one, why would we elect to worry over feeling peace? Why does mankind pick cruelty over compassion if we are equipped to choose? Why decide to hate when love is always an option?
There has to be legitimacy to all emotions. We know they exist. They are what makes us human. Without depth or a range of emotions people would lose personality and individuality. Tell me, how can we recognize happiness if sadness doesn’t exist?
Obviously, I don’t get it. Or is its my choice and I don’t have to get it? Or is this just me right now?