But we have compounded some emotions as good. Is being captivated under the so called good emotions is higher? Do we really strive to come out of the realm or clutch of emotions? If the good emotions are meant for…
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Consciousness and cognition approaches might be the evolutional milestone in human race. But if we underestimate emotions, it tantamount to that we are at the point where we started our journey. As such, at this point of evolution we should not even attempt to judge emotions; but simply try to understand and accept emotions as emotions. Here I used the term ‘understand’ purposefully. By this process of consciousness – a cognitive approach – we are slightly keeping ourselves at a distance from emotions for the time being.
The dynamic processes of thinking and evaluating may be speedy with reference to our learning capacity. But the dynamic potentiality of emotions is thousand fold. We shall assume that the impact of experiences to be emotions; the inputs for emotions are stored in human brain with enormous intensity, variety and number. The potentiality of emotional force is thus condensed to its core. Conscious viewing of emotions and their sources would throw more light on how we handle / emotions. Devising various methods of emotion control are the products of human thinking and propensity to regulate emotions under controlled conditions. Impressions of emotion are deeply embedded in our psyche. Like behaviour and characteristics the subtleties of emotions are carried to and from generations through genes. The spectacular phenomenon of facial expression of emotions in a well matured style by the just born baby in almost equivalent to the fine and minute expertise of an actor is the typical evidence for this generational carriage of emotions. Researches are needed in plenty to near the source of emotions. And still more are required to find out the carrier that transmits these subtleties to genes. Psycho analytical experimentations, social studies, neural physiological tests, behavioural observations and many more are in treasure. Even then the potency of these methodologies is still under question. The Hindu mythological contentions
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