Unlimited Happiness: How to Control your Emotions
Depression, fear, worry and constant thinking play far too much of a role in the lives of the average person. We are used to reacting to certain things but when we think about our actions carefully, the negative emotions we often feel really aren’t worth it. With this post I want to share my own path to live a life filled with more happiness. I can’t say I’m happy all the time and I’m certainly not ‘enlightened’, but the simple changes and techniques I want to share have improved my life more than I can possibly explain. From here I also know where to go to reach the ‘next level’.
The World’s (and my) SituationHow do you feel right now? As you are sitting down and reading this do you notice yourself thinking about other things…maybe your problems? If so, you are not alone. Our minds are constantly full of incessant thinking which leads us to feel certain emotions; the main place these emotions are derived from, is our ego. I first learned about the ego and controlling our emotions through the teachings of Eckhart Tolle (Ecky) and have been able to improve my levels of happiness and outlook on life. Therefore I follow a similar path as to what he has taught the world through his books and films. Our ego is in place to help us protect our false sense of identity; this may be basing our perceived identity on things like:
- Our bank balance
- The car we drive
- The clothes we wear
- The house we live in
- The connections / friends we have
- Can never be truly happy
- Will always be looking for something more
- Gain self-esteem through your purchases
Simple Steps to Controlling your EmotionsBeing able to control your emotions is a huge step towards unlimited happiness. For small things in your life, you will be able to use the following method to instantly change your thoughts and viewpoints. For bigger issues it might take more time, something I experienced very recently when I had quite a big ‘problem’, so I’m not quite at the stage where I have rid myself completely of negative emotions but I’m definitely on the right path.
- Be Present
- Watch the Emotion
- Some people enjoy Anger
- Make your Choice