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The Fine Line Between Emotional Extremes

Published on 4/8/2015
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During my thinking period this morning I began thinking about emotions and the role they play in our life. Being a trekkie (Star Trek fan) since the beginning of the franchise I was always a fan of Spock the Vulcan. The Vulcan’s were a humanoid species who endeavored to live their lives by logic and reason without the interference of emotion.


When I was much younger I believed this would be an ideal way to lead life logic, reason, and no emotion. When I was much older and looking back on and re examining those beliefs I came away with a much different feeling about emotions.


As humans the creator used logic and reason I’m sure to give us emotions. Think about it for a few minutes, life without emotions. Boring comes to my mind.


Without emotions we wouldn't have love/hate, good/bad, courage/fear, strength/weakness, and so on. I’m attempting to show there is an opposite for every emotion and feeling in the dualistic universe we occupy.


Let’s take the selflessness/selfish emotion/feeling as an example. Imagine those two emotions as extremes of feeling. The fine line between those two extremes is a tightrope and what is it that a tightrope requires, correct you are, balance.


Falling on one side or the other and you fall into one extreme or the other and that is where you will usually experience pain of some kind. It’s been my experience in life that nature seeks balance and I attempt to do the same by seeking balance between all extremes. 


As an example I’ll use politics. For many years I was obsessed with politics and everything was filtered through one point of view. In this dualistic universe there was plenty to feed my extremism and it became painful to never see a change in my world from my point of view.


I began to notice change when I realized there would never be any change from my point of view and the filters I viewed everything through. It was when I sincerely looked at the other side of things and attempted to understand the view from that point that I seen a very similar extremism. It was also at that point when I found “peace of mind” by balance in the very “near center” of things, the point at which I have found most truth to be found.


I may have gotten off the track somewhat but the last paragraph pretty much sums up what I wanted to say, center and balance will be your best opportunity to find “peace of mind” which is worth more than all of the material “wealth” one can possess.


As always, food for thought, what say you? 
  

"Self-sacrifice breeds contempt. Instead understand it as self-interest. Putting others first is a disservice to yourself and those around you. It is your responsibility, your duty, to put yourself first. Only then can you truly help yourself and those around you." -Darren Hardy 
  

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