There are numerous complicated psychologies of the human emotions. They often involve considerable symbology and references to mythology, and they are based on hypotheses that are hotly debated.
As a result, there are various schools of psychotherapy with their different aims and methods. Simplicity is one of the earmarks of truth, and so we will describe a simple, workable, testable map of the emotions that can be verified by subjective experience, as well as by objective testing.
What is Human Goal
Whichever psychology is studied reveals that the primary human goal, superseding all others, is survival. Every human desire seeks to ensure one’s personal survival and the survival of one’s identified groups, such as family, loved ones, and country.
Humans fear, most of all, the loss of the capacity to experience. To that end, people are interested in the survival of the body because they believe that they are the body and, therefore, they need the body to experience their existence.
Because people view themselves as separate and limited, they are stressed by their sense of lack. It is common for humans to look outside of themselves for the satisfaction of their needs. This leads them to experience themselves as vulnerable because they are insufficient unto themselves.
What is the Cause for Survival
The mind is, therefore, a survival mechanism, and its method of survival is primarily the use of emotions. Thoughts are engendered by the emotions and, eventually, emotions become shorthand for thoughts.
Thousands and even millions of thoughts can be replaced by a single emotion. Emotions are more basic and primitive than mental processes.
Reason is the tool the mind uses to achieve its emotional ends. When used by the intellect, the basic underlying emotion is usually unconscious or at least out of awareness.
When the underlying emotion is forgotten or ignored and not experienced, people are unaware of the reason for their actions and they develop all kinds of plausible reasons. In fact, they frequently do not know why they are doing what they are doing.
There is a simple way to become conscious of the underlying emotional goal behind any activity through use of the question, “What for?” With each answer, “What for?” is asked again and again until the basic feeling is uncovered.
An example would be the following. A man wants a new Cadillac. His mind gives all the logical reasons but logic doesn’t really explain it. So he asks himself, “What do I want the Cadillac for?” “Well,” he says, “it is to achieve status, recognition, respect, and solid citizen success status.”
Again: “What do I want status for?” “Respect and approval from others,” he might say, “and to ensure that respect.” Again: “What do I want respect and approval for?” “To have the feeling of security.”
Again: “What do I want security for?” “To feel happy.” The continual question, “What for?,” reveals that basically there are feelings of insecurity, unhappiness, and lack of fulfillment.
Every activity or desire will reveal that the basic goal is to achieve a certain feeling. There are no other goals than to overcome fear and achieve happiness.
Emotions are connected with what we believe will ensure our survival, not with what actually will. Emotions themselves are actually the cause of the basic fear that drives everyone to seek security constantly.
The Scale of Emotions
For simplicity and clarity, we will utilize the scale of emotions that corresponds with the levels of consciousness. A thorough presentation of consciousness levels, their scientific basis, and practical applications is found in Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior (Hawkins, , 2012).
Briefly, everything emits energy, either positive or negative. Intuitively, we know the difference between a positive person (friendly, genuine, considerate) and a negative one (greedy, deceitful, hateful).
The energy of Mother Teresa was obviously different from the energy of Adolf Hitler; most people’s energy is somewhere in between the two.
Music, places, books, animals, intentions, and all of the life emit an energy that can be “calibrated” as to its essence and its degree of truth.
“Like goes to like.” The different energies constellate in “attractor patterns” or “levels of consciousness.” The Map of Consciousness (provided in the book – Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender, by Dr. David R. Hawkins) provides a linear, logarithmic view of this nonlinear energetic terrain.
Each level of consciousness (or attractor pattern) is calibrated on a logarithmic scale of energetic power, ranging from 1 to 1000. The level of Full Enlightenment (1000), at the top of the Map, represents the highest level attainable in the human realm. It is the energy of Jesus Christ, the Buddha, and Krishna.
The level of Shame (20) is at the bottom, close to death, representing bare survival.
Not many people know how to dive deep enough to learn that our emotion is the main cause for survival. Once we are in the survival mode, we cannot escape from suffering.
Mostly people are suffering for survival and not happy, if only we learn how to take charge of our own emotion and letting go the emotion that doesn’t serve us well.
When we feel love and happy, feel whole, content and abundance, life is always wonderful. We only feel life is difficult when we are in the survival mode. We have to increase our consciousness in order to understand what life is all about, the purpose of our living and our true self.
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