Life Hack: My emotions are making me do stupid things. What can I do?
Updated: Jan 13, 2021
How we can embrace how we feel and still take back control of our lives.
Written 2 February 2020
One of the things I have learned is to be able to see clearer the difference between actions driven by logic, evidence and all that is real in the world, and actions driven by emotions.
Unless we choose to want to see it, 9 out of 10 times emotions will win. Emotions overcome logic, defies evidence and twists reality to it’s desired outcome.
Emotions will twist reality into what it isn’t, and make itself the reality.
The reason is that emotions are inseparable from how we experience joy and pleasure, how we experience pain and suffering, and the default reaction for emotions is to choose a reality that would bring joy and pleasure, and avoid the risk of pain and suffering. The emotion that is most effective in achieving this is fear, and the emotion that masks the fear and double-downs on the reality chosen by fear is anger.
In this reality, logic, evidence, facts, truth and the mind are discarded, and what we feel, our emotions, rule supreme. We can and will do all sorts of wrongs, and we can and will believe all sorts of lies, in this reality.
The most common triggers are:
The fear of dying
The fear of being wrong
The fear of not being loved
The fear of not being accepted
The fear of losing what we have
The fear of losing people we love
The fear of harm
The fear of suffering
Once these fears are present, you can shape almost anyone to do whatever you want and to believe whatever you want them to.
Therefore, spreading fear is the best way to overcome reality, logic, evidence, facts, truth and the mind, and manipulate the thoughts and actions of those who are consumed with fear. It is the single most effective way to exert control.
The only way to counter this is to bring the mind back, to be in balance with emotions (not remove it completely as emotions are what makes us human too), to have the heart and the mind as equals, and this is hard. It’s really, really hard.
But I promise you, it’s worth it. It is freedom in it’s pure, unadulterated form.