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Stagnant Emotions

Nothing from the outside either real or made up truly controls you regardless of the injustice. It’s the stagnant emotions attaching to what happens that cause certain behaviors to arise…

Staying with the flow of what arises in our daily life has immense value in the process of waking up from the sleep of unconsciousness. What happens if awareness isn’t expanded upon is the arisen emotions become stagnant and controls you; they become the master and you the slave. The stagnant emotions is what causes one to react to life in the way that they do. Nothing from the outside truly controls you regardless of the injustice. It’s the stagnant emotions attaching to what happens that causes one to behave in a certain manner. When one awakens, the attachment to emotions lessens and their control lessens. My mom was 85 when she died, to say I will felt no emotions is ludicrous. But I don’t have to have stagnated emotions and turn them into suffering of grieving. Same thing if something is done that makes you mad, feel being mad, but let being mads energy to keep flowing, don’t attach to it and stagnate it so anger arises, this way you remain in the flow of life.

This is how it is with all our emotions, fear becomes crippling when it becomes stagnant and takes you over. It’s doesn’t mean things won’t scare you, but it’s doesn’t have to be given the energy that turns it into fear. This applies to any emotion you become attached to, it stagnates the associated emotion and there’s no telling what behavior will arise. I guarantee you, it’s not going to be a behavior that has love flowing as its base. Emotions will arise, it’s the way the brain seems to be wired, but our energy doesn’t have to give them more power than they’re worth. We can cry our tears, or be fearful of the future. We can dislike that things aren’t going the way we think they should be, but the bottom line is it’s only when the emotions get stagnant that they are given the energy to stop the flow of truly living life and not cause not only our own suffering, but the suffering of all beings…

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