From the beginning of the most minute basis of everything that exists into the intriguingly evolved emotional beings as who we’re “complicated collections of emotional mixtures that drive our life into different pathways and ends; labelling our unique individualism based on the sporadic experiences and circumstances we go through in life.”
From the beginning of the most minute basis of everything that exists into the intriguingly evolved emotional beings as who we’re “complicated collections of emotional mixtures that drive our life into different pathways and ends; labelling our unique individualism based on the sporadic experiences and circumstances we go through in life.” Throughout our journey, we encounter the many flavourful colours from the tiny transient trips from the emotional spectrum of our experience.
As ancient as ever, our ancestors have lived in a constant state of emotional mixture which is fed by survival, anticipation, vigilance and sadness to make them survive all the surrounding circumstances and from such powerful negative emotions the contemporary generations exist.
In 1980, an outstanding psychologist Robert Plutchik have introduced for the first time the psychevolutionary theory of emotions; in which emotions have an evolutionary history and varies across cultures, but prototypic patterns of emotions exist in between in which such emotions can be conceptualized in pairs or by polar opposition and in each emotional composite the degree of its intensity and similarity expresses a notable variations from one to another based on time, space and emotional baseline during the emotional event. Robert was the first to introduce the dichotomous module of negative and positive emotion.
In our life and on daily basis, we are creating continuous memories based on our experiences which is the wheel spinner of our psychobehavioral metamorphosis of our being in all the aspects of our personality; which stems from the concept that your current personality and all the personal qualities that you withhold have existed initially in a certain shape and throughout life every experience with its emotional mixture and intensity and correlation to everything you have ever had have carved the details of the current monument that you’re at this single second in its intricate complexity.
In 1996, Cahill et al, conducted an experiment in which he termed it the: The Emotional Memory in which memories are better retrieved if they exhibit a very intense experience as compared to non-intense experiences. Interestingly, he found that a structure in the brain called the Amygdala; which has a role in memory processing, decision making and emotional reactions, was very active during the recall of the intense event which enhanced the ability to store these memories.
With interesting relevancy with the current practice of meditation, where the meditator creates an emotional bubble filled with specific emotions and the varying degrees of intensity in which a repeated cycle of an emotional experience is being lived and relived over and over in the same session and day after day with the constant practice in which the produced physical behaviour will be produced after such an experience; with the meditator repeating the behaviour everyday, such repetition is creating his/her personality and the stored memories by indirectly affecting the intensity of the negative emotions that a person might experience and concordantly influence the brain to recall positive emotions more than negative emotions which acts as a psychological positive reinforcement which results in achieving the optimal interpersonal psychological hygiene effortlessly and repeatedly in which the frame of perception/conception/reaction has been altered into a different template, for as long as the person is repeating this meditative emotional bubble in which he lives in during his/her practice.
The brain and its compelling circuitry lacks the sensitivity in differentiating what’s realistic and what’s a practice of imagination in terms of its psycho-physical effect on a person, but such a fact is very interesting for the reason that a person who’s living in a very debilitating negative environment can conceptually imagine a space filled with positive joy and absolute freedom which gives an emotion of deliberation and consequently the psychological impact of being in that bad negative black bubble will be minimized .
Emotions are the only currency in life that you will ever need to exchange all the things that you don’t want with the things that you do want or wish to have, from all the materialistic to spiritualistic belongings that have ever existed in humanity. Such notion would stimulate the minds into harvesting the garden of thoughts and actions into the most eye treasuring and heart soothing garden of abundant various flowers and fruits that you will live in forever effortlessly and purely with your choice and willingness.