Yesterday we spoke about the emotion, happiness, as it connects to and does not connect to spirituality. Traditional western religions squirm or more, disagree when they hear this. Everything is spiritual in their school of thought. However, as our understanding of where emotions and behaviors come from, we have happily disentangled ourselves from the stigma and judgment that comes from the way many people have (mostly unwittingly and often without intended malice) abused us with mental illness.
I know that I have also been in this crowd of prejudiced. Coming out of that has been fun. There is still so much that I think I see clearly but don’t, as it is for us all. The growth we’re talking about is part of the high adventure that brings pleasure to life.
To say it plainly:
- Emotions come from the brain.
- Emotions are not always directly chosen as we can’t directly choose the way our brain works.
- Emotions are what we use to interpret the world around us.
- Emotions don’t have intrinsic moral value. Morality is bigger than the way we feel.
- Emotions are not constant between us.
- Emotions are a sense. We’ve called them the Sixth Sense. Senses are subjective and not objective.
How does this fit into your biopsychosocial model of how you see yourself?
Biology. Psychology. Socially.
How does it influence the way you befriend yourself?
How might this influence stigma surrounding emotional illness?
Emotions are just one of the many things that make us who we are. Many many things. As we tease these bits of ourselves apart, it is not the same as denying the multi-paradigm weave that makes us who we are.
Self-Care Tip – Enjoy your emotions but don’t put your life on them.
- Finalé – Me Again. Everything Starts and Ends With Me – Even Emotions and Behaviors. (friendtoyourself.com)
- Me! Where Emotions and Behaviors Come From (friendtoyourself.com)
- Misrepresentation Of Self-Care Will Inevitably Be Part of Our Truth (friendtoyourself.com)
- Our Conscious Self is Our Board and Paddle at Sea (friendtoyourself.com)
- The Biopsychosocial Model for Where Emotions and Behaviors Come From (friendtoyourself.com)
- where to lay the blame? (misdirectedcognition.wordpress.com)