There are only two emotions: love and fear. All positive emotions come from love, all negative emotions from fear. From love flows happiness, contentment, peace, and joy. From fear comes anger, hate, anxiety and guilt. It’s true that there are only two primary emotions, love and fear. But it’s more accurate to say that there is only love or fear, for we cannot feel these two emotions together, at exactly the same time. They’re opposites. If we’re in fear, we are not in a place of love. When we’re in a place of love, we cannot be in a place of fear. Elisabeth Kubler Ros
I forget from which of her books this quote came from. She was a wiss-American psychiatrist. I was always fascinated by psychology. I enjoyed reading self help books. You learn so much about yourself ( hence the reason they’re called self help
Now this is my opinion. In no way do I claim it fact. It is my opinion that a person who is fearfull, will not grow UNLESS they recognize their fear. Because when a person is in fear we try to make ourselves small so we are not seen. OR we avoid our fear. In avoiding our fear we allow it to grow and engulf us to a form of suffication. That fear suffocates our ability to learn new things. We stay shriveled up in our circle of fear. I think then is when anger, anxiety and the other negative emotions come into play depending on the circumstances.
I was raised by a parent who had the shield of fear, and a parent that had the shield of love. I don’t know if some how that gave me a balance of the two emotions are not. But my mom always says “you ain’t scared of nothing” or she’ll say ” how do you stay so calm”? I never realized I was always so calm, I just knew when a panic worthy situation arose, the worst thing you can do is panic. I knew you need to stay as calm as possible so you can think clearly how to handle said panic worthy situation. Now don’t get me wrong I have fears, I’ve learned to not let those fears constrict me.
So I’m curious, what are your thoughts on the two emotions? I look forward to your comments.