Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Purpose of Emotions

        Your amygdale, an almond sized area in your brain, often triggers your emotions faster than your conscious awareness. It is the part of your limbic system that regulates fear and flight defense mechanisms. Mechanisms that once ensured the survival of our species. What purpose does such a complex system serve in today’s world? 

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”  Helen Keller

1 comment:

  1. It’s imperative that we honor whatever emotions come forward. These emotions serve a purpose – they communicate to us, to others, and motivate us to act. Anguish causes great inner disturbance and conditions avoidance. If we honor anguish, we can then come to a deeper understanding of our internal world. To honor an emotion, is to honor one’s deeper and wiser self. It means to be present, conscious, and alive. Emotions can propel us along our Spiritual path.