PRISONERS OF OUR EMOTIONS!

PRISONERS OF OUR EMOTIONS!


Our emotions could make or break
While we flow on auto-pilot thoughtlessly
With our emotions bereft of any seriousness
Like a boat floating in the sea rudderless
With no direction or destination
Thence our pursuit becomes purposeless
Since we lose our moorings
With our own true self, outlooks and feelings
Based on different situations and conditions
Mastering our mind and with it our emotions.

We’ve to give patient consideration to our emotions
Lest we are swept without any trace of our existence
Thus become sadly the prisoners of our emotions
Becoming slave to our instant passions
By being reactive on the spur of moment
Becomes a oft repeated convention
Which we repeat without a second thought or consideration
About the overall consequence of our reaction.

We ought to give patient thought to our emotions
By using our values and experience gained
Over a period of time and at different situations
Thus stop becoming a prisoner of our emotions
But we should become the master of our own destiny
By giving due deliberation to our emotions finally
By controlling our emotion through rational thinking.

BECOMING PRISONERS OF OUR WON EMOTIONS

It is fact that what we aspire and work for it in right earnest, we become. If we think ourselves of some worth, we would behave in such manner in our real lives. On the other hand, if we think ourselves unworthy and self-doubt bedevils us at every step besides doubt remains clouding our thoughts and actions, then we cannot move ahead. Holistic development could only happen when we’ve total control over our thoughts and actions thereto. This could only happen when we know our potentials and weak areas. Having weaker areas should not disappoint us since every human is having weak areas. Question arises, how best we can play our part in limiting those weaker areas is the moot point.  It cannot happen by surrendering to our irrational emotions but making those irrational emotions rational through introspection including using our past experience.

When we are aware about the weaker areas and understand our tendencies which make us weak, then, we can strategize to direct our mental faculties to attack those weaker areas with motivating actions with controlled emotions. Since our emotions, sometimes, become impediment in curbing weakening tendencies.  We have to curb the negative emotions and not to be too much reactive. When we’ve exercised total control over our mind-set, we can without fear direct our thoughts to positive actions based on those thoughts.  We may make some mistakes while performing our task, those mistakes too could provide us experience for moving ahead.

We all are having emotions; good and not so good. These emotions affect us and sometimes people dealing with us too. Our effort should be to understand fully our emotions and not let these emotions prevent our path. It is also a fact that our emotions do affect our body too. We have to control our emotions and do not be an emotional fool. Moodiness always is deceptive. It may be good or bad emotions. Wisdom is to take right decisions even in heightened emotions.

We’ve to remember we cannot do anything good in a huff or when we are in bad mood. Decisions which are taken in haste or on the basis of emotional upsurge are bad decision and sometimes worst one which may have ripple effect afterwards.

Therefore, before reacting to a situation, introspect what our reaction could do to us in the long run – its pros and cons. Not only this, the decisions we have taken in the past while we were emotional upset or emotionally very elated should be recorded and efforts made not to repeat the fault-line we have traversed. It is because traversing on such fault-lines will make us prisoners of our emotions and it will seep into our system. We have to avoid treading this path since this path is replete with hurdles at every step since every step is taken bereft of any confidence and surety. Such decisions are doomed to fail and may trigger a feeling of frustration and doom for us.

There are people who know our weakness and they go on exploiting our weakness since we have given them the chance to do so. Hence, it is fitness of things to take into cognizance what would be the ultimate consequence of our actions based on our reactions. I confess, I have not taken any right decisions till date when I am emotionally charged.

It is essential to control our emotions and revisit the values and righteousness which we have learned over a period of time whenever we are in the midst of whirlpool of emotions. A few minutes or a few hours introspection will not make much difference but taking wrong decision in haste certainly will.

If we are not able to reach to conclusion about the right decision, we can take the assistance of somebody known to us who could conveniently deliver us from the predicament in which we have thrust ourselves.

It is essential that we have to be careful lest we become slaves to our emotions and the decisions we take. The implications of such decisions could be disastrous physically and mentally. It may culminate into stress related diseases. Or make us a butt of criticism for taking wrong decisions. In such a scenario nobody will trust us; and its manifestations would be observed not only internally but also outwardly.

Our emotions are important for us but to flow with our emotions haphazardly with these emotions too would take us nowhere. These would actually tarnish our image and we shall also lose self-regard when nobody will rely on us; being a prisoner of our emotions.

 

 

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9 comments

  1. Harbans says:

    Many a times we are swayed by our emotions without realising the consequences of our decision taken while we are under the spell of emotional surcharged conditions.

    Do appraise and comment. I love your comments.

    WITH REGARDS
    HARRBANS

  2. molaplume says:

    Hello. I just penned a long commentary but somehow it disappeared form the screen,. can you please try to retrieve it ?

  3. molaplume says:

    Good morning yet again, my dear spiritual friend across the oceans. Please check if there is anything wrong with your set-up because it just swallowed a long commentary that I was preparing about this article. well, c’est la vie! I will re-write now before I forget what I wanted to say. Thank you very much for this nice article about our raw emotions, which sometimes carry the day, for good and bad, in our encounters in daily life with our fellow human beings. Having being raised in a farm and ridden many horses, I would like to tell the parable of how to tame a furious colt in order to ride in style and make a good impression in our society. first of all , you must establish the authority. You must teach the beast that you are in charge. You must tie the beast one hour at ta time to the fence and gently immobilize its head so you grab its attention. Eye to Eye, No words initially. just the exchange of good vibrations. Similarly you must meditate for long hours, in a Brahminic style, to search your heart for the good and bad emotions that you inherited and also acquired in your life. Don’t cheat. assume the ownership of ALL your emotions and warn them that you will not be coerced.
    The second step is to approach the tied animal (one hour per day) to suavely whisper in its ear some reassuring, loving words while you carefully offer an apple at a distance. Similarly you must engage in a dialogue with your inner self, the bad emotions first. Tell them that you will not allow them to burst into your life and damage the goodwill some people gave you. Finally with the help of the peons you will put a soft saddle on top of it and watch its reaction. It the beast tolerates it, then you will try to carefully mount it, at least for a minute. Similarly, with the precious help and feedback of your close family members you will discuss with your emotional self the basic rules of engagement to function in the society at large.
    The last step is to try to ride the beast a few minutes at a time to see if you get along. Similarly you will step out in the open, carrying your emotional baggage, and ascertain how you can function in a civic minded and morally-correct manner with your fellow humans.
    If you encounter any major obstacle in your path, do not try to violently stroke the horse with
    the whip in order to prod it to move on. If a few gentle strokes of the whip did not function, just pause to turn around and leave in the opposite direction. Come back 24 hours later with a clearer mind and a more amenable disposition. It’s not too complicated, is it my friend?
    Whenever you can, please read and comment my article titled “The mystic wanderer- part I”
    A big hug. Arrivederci

    • Harbans says:

      Good morning Dr. Sahib.

      My grateful thanks for your long commentary on our emotions. Yes sometimes we have to be very hard on my emotion and control this beast which have to be bridled.

      Seemingly, you have really come out with a most practical and relevant solution for emotion control even citing some examples.

      I shall go through your write-up and
      offer comments after gaining from your blog.

      WITH WARM HUGS AND REGARDS

      HARBANS

      • molaplume says:

        Good morning and Happy Sunday. Please also read and comment my blog titled “The nutritional value of Moringa” becsuse I purposefully used a photo of a bag of the nutrient that cones from your country. A big hug. Arrivederci!

      • Harbans says:

        Good morning Dr. Sahib.

        I shall.

        WARM REGARDS.

        HARBANS

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