The 5 types of Emotions in human mind. From feeling distressed to attainment of Peace
We can go on with various set of emotions to express our discontent with life. However, at the very core, there are only 5 types of emotions which can be held responsible, for whatever the state we are into; be it on the positive side or the negative side of the emotions.
Considering myself a conscious being, I also sense that the consciousness inside me is cloaked with many unwanted thoughts. Among these, each and every thought is originates at a certain moment whenever we interact with other beings or live among various situations. In other words, our whole personality is like a mirror.
We reflect our surroundings. Whenever there lays a ray of emotion over our consciousness, it simply reflect it.
We can consider the case of an infant, where he barely thinks anything of his own. A child only observes whatever is happening around and radiate with the similar energy, to that of the observing action. In similar fashion, we are no different to an infant, except in two ways.
- Over the time, we have developed a mode of communication. In simple words, we can express our thoughts in a vocal manner.
- Unlike an infant, we choose to express our thoughts, in various kinds of disturbing ways. That’s where distress kicks in our lives. Never ever have I witnessed a disturbed child in my life. Have you ever taken in to the notice that a child might feel sad at certain times, which is quite normal; yet, after a while, he chooses to leave that negative energy, which is making him sad, all behind and radiate with the energy of abundance.
If we try to configure our emotional state we would find that in the depths of our mind, there are numerous thoughts which keep on repeating themselves. Hence it is safe to assume, that over the surface, we only radiate with the energy of certain thoughts, with which we feel attached to.
It is safe to assume that this whole process of feeling content or distress in our life is nothing more but a reaction to an action where we chose to entertain certain thoughts.
Let’s have a look at those thoughts which can be held responsible for feeling distressed.
Discontent – ‘We want certain things to happen in a certain way’. Our fixation towards our so called, ‘MY OWN IDEA’ always defers us from accepting the natural course of the action. Instead of accepting things happening around us, we always want to gain control. This pseudo idea of having control over things, always force our minds into the darkness, we don’t belong to.
Anger– After losing control, the next emotion rises above is anger or anguish. Going further into a deeper state of discontent eventually leads us to anger.
Read my article about our attachments towards the negativity in our lives.
I have come across with many statements stating that a person in anger loses the control over his own mind. I beg to partially differ with this statement. A person in anger surely loses his control over his own mind but his mind never stops from acting according to the situation. Instead, while in the state of anger, an individual’s mind goes into a reflexive state where it begins to react in an instantaneous manner. The reaction in such a state is highly impulsive and solely based upon past experiences while being devoid with any kind of logical contemplation. Hence, a person loses control over the situation.
Just like the two aforementioned categories of emotions, there are further three categories of emotions which bring peace and harmony in the life of any individual. Let’s have a look at these.
Acceptance- Every situation cannot be controlled. Instead, we can allow ourselves to move along with the tide. Accept the situations as they are and you will eventually gain control over all the situations; which you once desired for.
Forgiveness- The reason behind the power of forgiveness is that; that it allows us to tackle with an individual on a same plane; even when the two individuals are on different planes. Compassion, always allows us to feel the heart of the other person, while ignoring the thoughts coming from his mind. Through forgiveness, we can find ourselves in a position where everybody stands united.
Detachment – Detachment usually develops in the last, among these three. A person can’t be bothered by the presence or absence of certain things, once he finds himself detached from those. It’s an elevated state where someone feels that certain emotions [desire, anguish, attachments] no longer serve the purpose.
If someone is clouded by certain kind of negative thoughts, then it is much better to change the surroundings instead of trying to find balance within the emotions.