Where does emotion come from?

Where does emotion come from?

Emotion is not a means to an end, it’s part of cause and effect. To prepare anger, you can’t think about anger as a thing that exists by itself. It is not a state to create, but a state to find yourself in. So rather than thinking about being angry, start with finding something that means a lot to you. For example, if you have a dog that you love a lot, you can have any kind of emotional feeling based around the dog. Imagine someone kicking him in the park, and you’ll feel angry. Imagine having to put him down, and you’ll instantly feel a lump in your throat. Imagine him seeing your partner after a month’s absence, and you’ll feel a warm glow inside. Emotion comes from our connection to those people and those things that are important to us in our lives. Spend time connecting to the love and excitement you have for your family, friends, or your aspirations for your career, and then add the idea of things going wrong with them, or being let down, or achieving something amazing, like that casting for the next Scorsese movie, or your partner getting that dream job in San Francisco.

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