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Emotions Are Just Recycled Energy

Emotions Are Just Recycled Energy

Emotions do not originate with us. They come and go depending on situations, circumstances, relationships, and events. Emotions are never created in isolation; they always come about because of some interaction with the environments. In the absence of circumstances or relationships, there is no emotion. So, even though you may fly into a rage, it is not actually your anger. It is anger that has settled on you for the moment.

Notice how your fear and anger have accumulated over the years. Although you cannot remember it, there was a time in your life before you ever felt anger or fear, a time of total peace and tranquility. Try to imagine what that experience of utter bliss might have been like.

Focus on a time before fear or anger. Rewind that imaginary tape of your life until the screen goes back, and feel the boundaries evaporate between yourself and your surroundings. For the next minute, feel the total loss of all your accumulated anger, fear and ego.

Adapted from The Essential Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2007).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.


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6:17PM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

awwwwwwwww thanks for sharing

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4:59AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Very insightful article. Thanks for sharing.

1:00AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

very interesting, thanks for sharing this

6:30PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Interesting idea, and in some cases I may agree.

7:42AM PST on Dec 6, 2012


1:35PM PST on Nov 30, 2012

I believe this. And there are such things as Psychic leeches - vampires - whatever you want to call them, who come along and sap all your energy with their constant draining of "Its all about them!" And then you are drained after they are gone from you, and you dread them coming again.

We all need to recognize, define what a Psychic vampire is, and work towards shielding ourselves from them draining us. It can be your child or husband, parent, friend and non friends.

We cannot afford to waste energy on others who do not realize they are draining us for their selfish whims.

10:36AM PST on Nov 29, 2012

oh to once again regain that state of mind!

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