The first reaction is one of fear. It’s not that we fear the unknown. You cannot fear something that you do not know. Nobody is afraid of the unknown. What you really fear is the loss of the known. That’s what you fear.
How does this one make you think? Do you think it’s true we can’t fear what we don’t know but we rather fear the loss of the known?
The next quote about anger is exactly what I wrote about in the first part of this newsletter. It’s about the importance of knowing my own emotions and knowing why they appear.
When you got angry with somebody, were you aware that you were angry or were you simply identifying with your anger? Later, when you had the time, did you study your experience and attempt to understand it? Where did it come from? What brought it on? I don’t know of any other way to awareness. You only change what you understand. What you do not understand and are not aware of, you repress. You don’t change. But when you understand it, it changes.
For me, meditation is what helps me the most understand my own emotions and their origin.
Have a great day,
PS: What is it that you take out of this newsletter? Also tell me your personality type. Tell me how running personality tests helped you understand who you are.
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