Have you ever tried to hide your feelings? Like you are very upset with someone but do not want them to know it and you have to talk to them face to face? It’s difficult for most people and flat out impossible for others. That is because emotions don’t lie and you experience them whether you want to or not. Instead of trying to hide or ignore your feelings and the feelings of others, focus on them and endeavor to understand what they are saying. This will help you improve your own communication ability.
People have been classifying and discussing emotions for years without much success. All emotions are normal and natural. They play an important role in our lives. Some are more pleasant than others. But that doesn't mean that we should avoid the less pleasant ones, or that we should seek to suppress any of our emotions. Doing so might have adverse effects on our mental, emotional, and even physical well-being. Emotions are the universal form of communication and help us communicate with and understand others.
Emotions have been defined as "the body's multidimensional response to any event that enhances or inhibits one's goals." In other words, emotions have actually been defined as a type of language. People just do not universally accept the truth of that statement at this time.
Emotions literally express everything we need to say. Happiness is the most universally recognized of all human emotions. It shows contentment, pleasure, and good cheer. In all cultures, people express happiness by smiling, laughing, and being energetic, and these characteristics are also interpreted as happiness. When we feel happy, we tend to want to share with others by approaching them and connecting with them. When this occurs, it often makes the other person happy as well, resulting in happiness as a truly pleasant social experience. Research indicates that being happy reduces our stress, thus contributing to overall health and well-being. Love is a universal expression. When you like something you show it in your emotions. When you are unhappy, disgusted, angry, or just feel contempt for something or someone, other people can spot your feelings very quickly and very easily. Since our physical bodies have become so adept at using spoken languages and since we can easily control the words we want to speak, we pretty much always use speech to communicate.
It is important to remember that our emotions are contagious. One interesting characteristic of emotions is that they can be controlled and even depleted by others. Modern man has invented such phenomena as television, movies and radio which can aid our communications from one person or a group of people to millions of people around the world. Many of the people and groups of people who use these inventions use them for devious means. An example of this is when one person on television criticizes someone else. He can be lying about the other person and vilifying him or her and because he dislikes that person and the people watching him may also dislike the person being vilified without even thinking about it. If you watch what is going on in politics where two sides brag about themselves and criticize the other side, the people who support them often act in the same manner. When the meanest, cruelest most dishonest ones produce the strongest emotion, their communication recipients will subconsciously develop the same anger without knowing why. This is one facet of communication that complicates the honest character of our emotions. When we can understand this we can understand that those people are mean spirited or unhappy themselves. It improves our ability to judge their character. One of the significant reasons for living in the physical realm is to improve our ability to experience peace and happiness. That is unless you want to be a jerk or a sourpuss. Then go at it. You will carry your emotional default level with you when you transition to the purely spiritual plane.
Emotions are an expression of invisible or spiritual energy. Our emotions are a spiritual language in that they are always talking to us and giving us information. This information can be about our surroundings, other people or animals or even events in our lives. They can be about most anything. We just need to quit repressing them and actually listen to them.
Emotions are interconnected with thought and physical feeling. Emotions affect our thoughts, health, relationships, decisions, activities, and everything we experience in life. Mankind has developed many new ways to communicate such as telephone, television, internet, and radio. These forms of communication help us to send our words, pictures and emotions to other people a great distance from ourselves.
Your emotions are always in sync with your thoughts. Emotions are related to the thoughts of the mind at each moment. Thoughts of happy times or events make you happy and thoughts of unhappy events or times make you feel sad or angry. You always emotionally express your thoughts and feelings although some people work very hard to hide their feelings. By using emotion and reason together we can improve our success and happiness. Our emotions are contagious as our cells copy the emotions of those close to us, but when we maintain our composure and happy attitude we most often will overpower the negative feelings of others. In fact, we can counter the energy thieves who enter our lives. And it is inevitable that people will come into our lives that can best be described as energy thieves or better yet, psychic vampires.