First of all, let’s understand what emotions are.
Emotions are a more surfaced expression of feelings. Feelings are deeper.
Whatever the quality of your feelings, so will be the quality of your emotions.
At the core of your innermost being, are innately pure feelings like love and peace. The more you activate these within yourself, the less your habitual emotions of negativity can come into play.
The easy way to activate these innate feelings of quality is to understand and explore your spiritual identity.
A good way to begin exploring your spiritual identity is to develop the virtue of introspection.
Introspection means having the desire to become good, and involving yourself in efforts which will make that happen.
(Extroversion means having the desire to have others think that you are good, and involving yourself in the efforts which will make that happen.)
Introspection will ultimately allow you to see your true self in the mirror of your heart.
The Spiritual Identity
To bring yourself into a state of anger, depression, or general confusion requires only the old habit of thinking too much.
Bringing yourself into a state of inner stability and calm requires something different- like courage and peace.
It is also good to have a lot of love for God.
Yet, to understand the self, have a good relationship with God and be able to enjoy good communication with others is actually easy.
Simply keep touching base with that core of pure feelings- your divinity- which is the foundation of your spiritual identity. This cools the brain and keeps the heart very clean and honest.
It is not necessary to get into all sorts of things inside your head. On the contrary, a level head and an honest heart are all that are needed.
No longer ruled by roller-coaster emotions, your true nature of divinity will ultimately begin to assert itself. It will begin to exert its own influence.
And you, the real you, will be freed.
– Jewels from Dadi Janki