Emotional Mastery

“Before you embark on any path ask the question: Does this path have a heart? If the answer is no, you will know it, and then you must choose another path.” -Carlos Castaneda

Every emotion you experience originates in the body. When you were a child, you couldn’t make a connection between events in your life and the emotions they caused- you just felt them. When events or words are repeated frequently, especially in childhood, your emotional response to them will become automatic- even if that’s a response that is causing you problems in adulthood. Life is short, and you want to be happy without unwanted emotions bringing you down. But just how do you achieve this?

Many emotions linger in the body, and result in pain and underlying illnesses. There are so many explanations for how this happens- enough to fill a book. Here, though, I’d like to show you the main ways this phenomena occurs. Specific emotions target associated body parts, organs, and systems. In order to stay healthy, you have to keep your emotions in check, and prevent negative emotions from taking over. Naturally, though, life just happens, and we can’t stay happy all the time. You need to learn how to distance yourself from stress and negative emotions, and learn how to take your emotions from negative to neutral, and then all the way up to positive.

This is what I call “Emotional Mastery”. To understand what’s going on, and make a positive change to your physical and emotional health- isn’t that what really matters in life?