THOUGHT AND EMOTION
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Emotions are absolutely rudimentary to perception, communication, and ability to take action.
Emotions are not just what people usually think of them as some “relic” residing below the “rational mind.” Emotions are a form of “language.” It is an energy form of perception and communication.
In fact, the word E-MOTION could be “decoded” as ENERGY-MOTION. Ability to “emote” is directly related to the ability to produce energy. Hence, as a form of energy generating capacity and expression, emotions are also rudimentary to one’s ability to take action and handle various environmental factors.
It is WHEN emotions are suppressed and emotional intelligence “debilitated” or not developed, that’s when emotions can become “irrational” and disorderly. It is similar to when a person who has been barred from developing articulate language skills tries to talk – a bunch of confused gibberish may come out. The same applies to emotions. Emotional intelligence and its expression has to be developed, and it WAS developed in past cultures with theatre, mask designs, poetry, music, theatrical dances like ballet, and other forms of art.
Developed emotional intelligence is a path toward increased intuition, tele-pathy and “remote perception” as a form of expanding capacity to perceive the “energy realm” of things.
When emotions are suppressed, people can become robotic and very unperceptive. They become blind to the actual realities in form of “energy constructs.” They may be able to think in terms of abstract concepts but they CANNOT SEE reality. To that extent, their thinking can become irrelevant as it is thinking in the void of true perception and awareness.
When it comes to the “thinking mind,” it can be viewed in terms of ORGANIZING ACTIVITY. It establishes a form of order in content of the mind which then can be better viewed and understood.
Someone with developed emotions may be able to perceive “energy reality” on moment to moment basis, but they don’t develop good understanding of their experiences if they don’t place those experiences in a form of ORDER to where they can organize, understand and then further “construct” their expressions and experiences in a logical, orderly form (such as with a complex dance or theatre performance).
Without such ability, life is a “moment to moment” existence which has been promoted quite extensively in the field of “spirituality” – a moment to moment living where an individual does not actually draw greater insights from their experiences as they do not bother to retain and organize them for an “orderly viewing.”
Ability to organize and evaluate experiences is the very reason humans have evolved higher intelligence capacity – in order to better understand and manipulate the structure of reality including the structure of one’s own reality as a human form with its various forms of expression. Humans can make “recordings” of experiences and then view and organize them unlike many animals that just keep doing the same thing over and over again “living in the moment.”
There is no conflict between thinking and emotions if rational thinking is used to organize “experiential content” and formulate different forms of expression and existence instead of using it to somehow negate against emotions and experiences.
The freedom of emotion is as rudimentary to a free and healthy society as the freedom of thought.