Emotion shifts

We’ve all experienced emotion shifts. When an opportunity comes into our lives, we initially feel excited and joyful. Then as we become more involved, we begin to see the difficulties and challenges. We’re required to do more work than expected. We discover that the beautiful woman we couldn’t wait to meet isn’t very bright. Moreover, she’s judgmental and critical of everything we say and do. Our excitement suddenly turns to hurt and frustration.

What do we do when we experience this kind of emotion shift and get stuck in negative emotions like suffering, fear, and frustration, or even worse, rage?

There are tools and practices that can unblock this trapped energy and allow us to use it effectively in our lives. This section explores a few of them, with emphasis on freeing yourself from fear forever and transforming rage into passionate, right action.