I believe that the fact that feelings and emotions have an absolutely important role in every single aspect of our lives isn’t a secret to anyone. As a matter of fact, after reasoning, feelings and emotions might be the most powerful force behind all of our decisions and where they lead us to in life.
Thus, if the previous statement is taken as truth, then it would be then safe to say that feelings and emotions are a key aspect to which type of life we lead ourselves to achieve. Think about it, in any type of situation you would make a decision which matches the feelings and emotions which you are experiencing at the moment. This is the reason why so many people take sudden decisions at the heat of the moment, which later are considered, by themselves to be absolutely irrational and senseless decisions.
Feelings and emotions can completely alter the entire being of a person. To the point that the same person might behave as an entirely different being under different types of sensations, feelings, and emotions.
Now, me belief is that there is an infinite number of different feelings and emotions which could be experienced by a human being. Thus a person can act, behave, feel, and think in an infinite number of ways, even if the shifts occurs close to each other. Therefore one person, could be in fact, hundreds of different people over just one week.
The fact which I appreciate the most, is that God allowed us to develop a nature in which we can experience and transform our beings millions of times, without ever losing the essence of our being. So, it becomes an infinite stream of interaction between the essence of our beings and the infinite number of different feelings and emotions which we could ever experience.
As I explained, in one of my previous posts, I still believe that we never ever, get to experience any feeling, sensation, and emotion in exactly the same way ever in our lives. There is always changes to the way we experience any of the infinite feelings, emotions, and sensations. We may experience feelings and emotions which may seem to be exactly as one we experienced before, but according to my theory we can never get to experience them again without at least some slight change in how we experience it.
The way in which we interact and deal with all of this emotions, continues to second by second stimulate change and molding to the essence of our being, the part of us which is present on our interaction with every single feeling and emotion. How any specific feeling or emotion affects us depends on the nature of the essence of our being.
The essence of our being, becomes stronger, sharper, more developed and defined, as we become more aware of it and give more attention to it. The more attention we give to our essence, just like anything else, the more we understand it, the more we grasp it, the more we see it, the deeper we grasp it, and the more we learn how to manipulate it or control it in our favor.
So if you think about it, the previous explanation, would imply that whoever does not pay attention and is not aware of the essence of their being, has very little control over their being. Meaning that, the less attention, understanding, and depth a person has towards the essence of their being, the more the person becomes like an animal.
An animal not in the incapability to reason, but rather an animal, in their incapability to have any type of control over their feelings, emotions, and sensations. To the point that a person with little grasp, understanding, and awareness of the essence of their being, can easily say that they “cannot stop themselves from doing something”. Just like an animal who cannot have any Dominion over his passions.
I am pretty sure that you and every single person you know has, at some point in their life, experienced one of those “I kind of lost control over myself” moments. Those moments in which feelings, emotions and/ or sensations reach such a level of intensity that they almost hijack all of our reasoning faculties.
This hijacking of reasoning, is exactly what happens when we have no control over feelings, emotions, or sensations. We lose all infinitely powerful reasoning, and let our thoughts, actions, and behaviors be entirely controlled by our emotions and feelings.
When we lose 100% control of our reasoning (which I believe is extremely hard for it to happen) we then enter our animalistic nature which permits for feelings and emotions to have absolute control over all of our actions and behavior.
So, after grasping this concept, one could easily agree that control or influence over our behavior, could be achieved only through the use of reasoning. Given that when there is no use of reasoning (as in when our animalistic nature gains absolute control over feelings and emotions), there is no control or influence over our behavior by us as intelligent, rational human beings.
So, this would mean that the stronger our reasoning faculties are, the stronger our control and influence over our feelings and emotions. This statement leads to another one of my beliefs according to this theory that I’m proposing. That belief is the one which states that we as human beings are in a constantly moving balance which measures how much control of our behavior reason has vs. how much control our animalistic nature has.
I believe it would be easier to grasp the concept if we could picture the fluctuations in the balance as an amount representing what percentage of control either influence (reason vs animalistic) is having over our behavior. (I also believe that thoughts fall under the “behavior” category).
Using this method to picture the concept, we then would be able to say that if reasoning has a 75% level of control over behavior then the animalistic nature must have a 25% level of control over behavior. Or if reasoning has 95% control over behavior then the animalistic nature must have a 5% control over behavior.
Just as I said before, I believe it is extremely hard, if not impossible, for a healthy human being to reach a point in which the animal nature takes 100% control over behavior. And on the same way I believe it also extremely hard, although this time I believe there is so much more of a possibility, for a human being to reach a point in which reasoning attains 100% control over their behavior.
Therefore this would mean that almost all the time, there is a constant battle between our reasoning and our animal nature for gaining control over our behavior. The side which has more control over our behavior depends of the development of our brains and the situation in which we find ourselves.
In my opinion the more we develop our faculty for thinking and reasoning the more control we give to this faculty over our behavior, at all times. And in the same way the weaker our reasoning faculty is the more control we allow our animal nature to have over us.
The animal nature, although very necessary, for the well being and development of our physical body, is not the best choice when trying to achieve outcomes that could only be achieved in a high state of consciousness and awareness.
Any time we become aware, pay attention, and get our thinking/ reasoning process really going we increase the percentage of control which the reasoning nature has over our behavior. The less we involve our thinking, reasoning, and awareness the more control we allow our animal nature to take over our beings.
This is the reason why, men and women, can completely lose their minds for a moment or a period in which they go after a desire which their animal nature is pushing them to satisfy.
This is the reason why many people cannot even explain how or why they did, whatever their animal nature led them to do. They realize that for a moment they lost their ability to think straight and to reason in order to satisfy and animal desire, or by the involuntary take over of the animal nature in any given moment.
People with weak brains and a weak reasoning/ thinking faculty are the ones who are most prone to fall into one of this mind blanking animal nature take overs. It becomes very hard for those with a strong Reasoning faculty to lose their mind by a takeover of the animal nature.
Although, I believe, that alcohol, when excessively consumed, has the power to let the animal nature take an extremely significant hold of behavior, even in those with the strongest reasoning faculties.
By using the case of alcohol, we can then conclude, that using a moderate amount of it is very pleasurable to our beings, because it allows the animal nature to relax and take over a higher level of control over our behavior. Thus, allowing us to in some way use our reasoning without the restraints that the reasoning itself places upon our behavior.
Most of this restraints to our behavior, placed by our reasoning nature, are extremely helpful and necessary to keep us safe, healthy, and alive. But many times, misconceptions and ignorance lead the reasoning nature to cause unnecessary stress which has absolutely no benefit for our lives.
For this reason, the training and enlightenment of the mind serves as a resource to eliminate all unnecessary stress and/ or restraints which the reasoning nature might impose upon our bodies.
If you become very aware, you could realize that the feelings, emotions, and sensations which the body experiences are mainly a result of the thoughts, beliefs, concepts, insights, memories, understanding, experiences, etc. which reside inside of our minds. And most powerfully inside our subconscious mind. In my opinion, the subconscious mind has an extremely strong influence over feelings, emotions, and behavior.
Now, I also believe, that God has allowed us to have absolute control over our subconscious mind. There is nothing which can get there and/or grow there without our consent. Many people might argue that it could indeed happen without our consent, but I believe that if it seems to happen that way, it must have been the result of a lack of attention.
To me, attention is the guard which we allows us to control everything that goes inside our subconscious mind. Also that same guard (attention) has the ability and power to kick out of our subconscious mind whatever we wish, usually replacing it by a new thought, idea, concept, belief, or a mixture of all of the above.
If we use our attention to have control of what resides in our subconscious mind, then we gain a very significant say over the shape of our feelings, emotions, and sensations. By having control of our attention, we have control of our subconscious mind, and by having control of our subconscious mind, we have significant control over our feelings, emotions, and sensations, and control over our feelings, emotions, and sensations mean control over how we see our world, our unique, individual universe.
So, if you ever feel as if your feelings and emotions are controlling you instead of the other way around, then you must deeply grasp and understand the concept of using your attention to guard and gain absolute control over your subconscious mind.
Once you become aware of everything that goes on in your mind, every single second, 24/7, then you will gain an unbelievable feeling of control over every single thing you ever do. And do not be fooled, our animal nature is always willing to take control of our behavior when it should not be doing so. But a powerful reasoning faculty will keep the animal nature in check, to the point that it can even arouse or suppress it according to the wish of reason. When one reaches such levels, then one starts to master feelings and emotions.