Defining Emotions

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Emotions, difficult to describe, yet still remain the universal language of the human race. No matter how esoteric emotions may seem, people must strive to truly comprehend them if they ever wish to live happy and fulfilling lives. Probably one of the greatest oversights in understanding emotions is believing that emotions are instinctual. Many people believe that they have no control over their emotions. The moment something happens to “trigger” one of these emotions, then …

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…avoid the suffering of emotions, then why are there still so many people who do suffer from emotions?” This answer is simple. These people are still suffering because they are either too afraid or too complacent to try and free themselves of suffering. It is easier to never try and criticize, than to actually discipline yourself to follow the extremely difficult and uncharted path towards self-actualization and serenity. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** The Dhammapada by Eknath Easwaran