“Our emotions are, in effect, reactions, which are generated by the positive or negative responses of the ego/personality. The personality establishes rules. When life complements those rules or ideas, the personality is happy (positive emotion). When the personality is contradicted by circumstances, it is unhappy (negative emotion). If your personality doesn’t like you getting cold and wet, and you fall in the river, that generates an emotional response. Emotions are the reactions of the personality, presented on a grand stage and scripted in the theater of the mind. Free tickets for all basket cases!
Emotions are the outcropping of opinions and preferences. If you had no opinions or preferences, life could not contradict you, and you could not experience negative emotion. Of course, the key to serenity is not necessarily in satisfying your ego’s preferences. Rather, it’s in reducing your preferences and absolutes.”
Stuart Wilde, in “Silent Power”
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