This journey we call life – why are we here?

This thing we call life is but a school, a training ground, a place of learning.

But, a training ground for what? What exactly are we learning?  What are the tests? Is there an exam? How will I know when I’m finished? All perfectly normal questions.

Yet there is no set course work, no rules, no right or wrong answers – the whole thing is simply about inner growth and understanding.

This growth and understanding is in the form of emotions. As we experience the emotions and balance them out so we grow. All 7 billion of us

So how do we know when we have got there? My guide answered that with one word

ღ contentment ღ

an emotional state where you are at one within yourself

Its an energy state to which we will all go back to – how we all link together in harmony back at source.

We all know we arrive here with a contract signed and a guide to guide us. A gate keeper to protect us and parents to to help start the journey. But the clarity comes when you understand that the list of lessons you have on your contract is not physical things – they are a list of emotions.

Emotions are our lessons

And emotions come from your interactions and reactions with others –  how we handle those emotions are our tests and once through them, we examine ourselves. Once we have examined and understood: we grow.

If we have not grown enough to balance that emotion, then it repeats. And if that happens, and we are cleaver enough, we learn to handle it in a different way and hopefully balance it out so we do not have to go through the  repeat process again.

Be it sorrow, joy, hate, betrayal, misunderstanding, messy love, respect, mourning, euphoria…. the list goes on and on (see below) balance is possible and is the key to contentment.

But remember you are only one bit of the interaction –  its not just about other people doing this to you – we will all break hearts, bring joy, upset people, mistrust, bring love etc

Remember everyone crosses  paths for a reason, season or life time, you may not know or understand them all as they happen, and you may never until your life review but every single person you have met so far on your journey – this journey life – has shaped you – has created things within you – emotions – thoughts – all these make you the person you are today. And likewise everyone you have met – you have helped shape them, you have given them thoughts and feelings too – you helped make them the person they are today. So be mindful of those around you and not only how they effect you, but how you effect them.

We will all go through issues, drama, proud moments, happy moments, sad moments- moments when we feel alive and moments when we feel we will never live again – yet its all living – its all learning – its all growth. So when your at the end of your wits and in a place you feel you will never return from – go and sit in a public place and watch the people around you – switch off from your thoughts – sit and observe – know that every singe person who walks past you carries a big deep sorry within them and big joys – how they handled the stages of that story is their journey, their emotions, their lessons – how you handle yours; is your story and thus your lesson – but just beware everyone is learning, everyone is growing, everyone is on a journey we call life….

Tee ღ

 

List of emotions

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Robert Plutchik’s theory says that the eight basic emotions are:

  • Fear → feeling afraid. Other words are terror (strong fear), shockphobia
  • Anger → feeling angry. A stronger word is rage.
  • Sadness → feeling sad. Other words are sorrowgrief (a stronger feeling, for example when someone has died) or depression(feeling sad for a long time). Some people think depression is a different emotion.
  • Joy → feeling happy. Other words are happinessgladness.
  • Disgust → feeling something is wrong or dirty
  • Trust → a positive emotion; admiration is stronger; acceptance is weaker
  • Anticipation → in the sense of looking forward positively to something which is going to happen. Expectation is more neutral.
  • Surprise → how one feels when something unexpected happens

Book Two of Aristotle’s “Rhetoric”

This theory says that the emotions are:

  • Anger, opposite calmness (not feeling excited).
  • Friendship, opposite enmity (feeling hate)
  • Fear, opposite courage (having no fear)
  • Shame, opposite confidence (shame: how one feels about one’s past bad actions or thoughts; shamelessness: one does not feel shame, but others think one should.)
  • Kindness (benevolence), opposite cruelty  (kindness: when people are good to other people)
  • Pity (when people feel sorry for other people)
  • Indignation (feeling angry because something is not fair, such as undeserved bad fortune)
  • Envy, jealous (pain when people have something that one wishes for oneself)
  • Love, a strong emotion of attachment one feels for someone else. Ranges to family, pets, friends, boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/husband.

The engineered language Lojban

This constructed language has words showing these emotions:

  • Simple emotions
    • discovery – anger
    • envy – no surprise – expectation
    • wonder – surprise – commonplace
    • happiness – sadness
    • amusement – weariness
    • courage – timidity – cowardice
    • pity – cruelty
  • Complex emotions
    • pride – modesty- shame
    • closeness – detachment – distance
    • complaint/pain – doing average – pleasure
    • caution – boldness – rashness
    • patience – mere tolerance – anger
    • relaxation – composure – stress
    • envy – goodwill
  • Pure emotions
    • fear – nervousness – security
    • togetherness – privacy
    • respect – disrespect
    • appreciation – envy
    • love – no love lost – hatred
    • hope – despair
    • confusion – being confused

Feelings and Emotions Vocabulary Word List

A

acceptance
admiration
adoration
affection
afraid
agitation
agreeable
aggressive
aggravation
agony
alarm
alienation
amazement
amusement
anger
angry
anguish
annoyance
anticipation
anxiety
apprehension
assertive
assured
astonishment
attachment
attraction
awe

B

beleaguered
bewitched
bitterness bliss blue boredom

C

calculating
calm
capricious
caring
cautious
charmed
cheerful
closeness
compassion
complacent
compliant
composed
contempt
conceited
concerned
content
contentment
crabby
crazed
crazy
cross
cruel

D

defeated
defiance
delighted
dependence
depressed
desire
disappointment
disapproval
discontent
disenchanted
disgust
disillusioned
dislike
dismay
displeasure
dissatisfied
distraction
distress
disturbed
dread

E

eager
earnest
easy-going
ecstasy
ecstatic
elation
embarrassment
emotion
emotional
enamored
enchanted
enjoyment
enraged
enraptured
enthralled
enthusiasm
envious
envy
equanimity
euphoria
exasperation
excited
exhausted
extroverted
exuberant

F

fascinated
fatalistic
fear
fearful
ferocity
flummoxed
flustered
fondness
fright
frightened
frustration
furious
fury

G

generous
glad
gloating
gloomy
glum
greedy
grief
grim
grouchy
grumpy
guilt

H

happiness
happy
harried
homesick
hopeless
horror
hostility
humiliation
hurt
hysteria

I

infatuated
insecurity
insulted
interested
introverted irritation
isolation

J

jaded
jealous
jittery
jolliness
jolly
joviality
jubilation joy

K

keen kind kindhearted kindly

L

laid back
lazy
like
liking
loathing
lonely
longing
loneliness
love
lulled
lust

M

mad merry misery modesty mortification

N

naughty neediness neglected nervous nirvana

O

open optimism ornery outgoing outrage

P

panic
passion
passive
peaceful
pensive
pessimism
pity
placid
pleased
pride
proud
pushy

Q

quarrelsome queasy querulous quick-witted quiet quirky

R

rage
rapture
rejection
relief
relieved
remorse
repentance
resentment
resigned
revulsion
roused

S

sad
sadness
sarcastic
sardonic
satisfaction
scared
scorn
self-assured
self-congratulatory
self-satisfied
sentimentality
serenity
shame
shock
smug
sorrow
sorry
spellbound
spite
stingy
stoical
stressed
subdued
submission
suffering
surprise
sympathy

T

tenderness
tense
terror
threatening
thrill
timidity
torment
tranquil
triumphant
trust

U

uncomfortable unhappiness unhappy upset

V

vain vanity venal vengeful
vexed
vigilance vivacious

W

wary
watchfulness
weariness
weary
woe
wonder
worried
wrathful

Z

zeal zest

 

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