|ANGER; resentment, irritation, annoyance, provocation, irritability,
As with the positive emotions, the negative emotions interact with one
another; beginning with anger. Virtually all annoyances begin with resentment,
which is to say resentment of yourself and eventually resentment of others.
Once you function angrily, insensibility prevails. Once you allow another
to irritate you, you place yourself into a position of apathy or unconcern
towards the situation. Not allowing another to irritate you should be foremost
on your mind. If anger is the negative emotion then your first regard should
be to calm down and think in a more rational manner.
APATHY; coldness, insensibility, unconcern, recklessness, coldheartedness
Irritating situations breed coldness or unconcern for yourself and others.
The combination of anger and apathy causes loss of understanding and determination
which is detrimental to the achievement of even the lowest positive reaction
to decisions or circumstances. Apathetic emotions cause egotistical responses.
Unconcern for self, as well as others, is the beginning stage of egotism.
If apathy is the outcome then it is time to stop being so childish and
begin to look at your surroundings because eventually they will envelope
you without you even being aware.
CONCEIT; vanity, egotism, fantasy, complacency, immodesty, presumptuousness,
Being conceited is developing self-fulfilling prophecies which in most
cases are negatively inclined. The self-fulfilling prophecies are caused
by your unconcern and resentment of others. Conceit creates despair or
sadness. and produces wishful thinking patterns and normally hinders your
ability to have faith. Presumption of events or facts and, assuredly boasting
of being correct, creates personal emotional disorders. The outcome of
conceit removes you from rational thought. If conceit is the corrective
emotion outcome then you are still hurting from the problem in question
and refuse to accept that maybe your part in the problem was greater than
what you wish to admit.
DESPAIR; haplessness, sadness, dejection, discouragement, lowliness,
Haplessness is caused by annoyance or unconcern for yourself. Sadness is
nothing short of giving up on yourself. Needless to say pessimism establishes
doubt which will create further hardships or sadness. Disparity reduces
the ability of seeing situations as they really are. The cause of despair
is the outcome of conceit, and viewing life through rose colored glasses.
If despair is the outcome then it means that you are prepared to wallow
in your emotional quagmire and foolishly believe that the problem you are
facing will rectify itself.
DOUBT; skepticism, irreligious, dubiety, disbelief, suspicion,
distrust, hesitancy, indecision
A principal cause of doubt is your own inability to act upon events in
a spontaneous manner; particularly with anger, frustration or resentment,
but in the main, because of personal indecision. Doubt and fear are the
most common negative emotions you can display. Being suspicious of others
is only a reflection of yourself and the disbelief that we are all equal.
If doubt is the negative emotion then you are loosing control of your strength
to make rational decisions because you refuse to look at your many positive
end-results and you don't believe that you have been properly rewarded.
ENVY; jealousy, spite, malice, ill-will
Feeling envious or jealous is attributed to your own concerns about the
inability to be as successful as others. Being envious of others revolves
around self-doubt; your personal negative vanities; and your lack of concern
for yourself. The feelings of jealousy and malice are the beginning stages
of disrespect caused by your personal fear of inadequacy. If envy is the
outcome then you have placed yourself in a self-delusionary perspective
and in all honesty you know full well that you didn't do everything that
you had originally set out to do.
FEAR; anxiety, worry, apprehension, mistrust, dismay, panic, timidity,
Fear is one of the most critical negative emotions we can experience since
it causes the more profound and dangerous negative emotions such as hate,
guilt and greed to come to the surface. The cause of the emotional anxiety
is the outcome of your past failures. The past failures were brought about
by not properly preparing yourself beforehand and believing life is fatalistic.
The panic or worry is attributed to your denial that life is made up of
mind, body and spirit and if used properly they can create a more harmonious
existence. If fear is the corrective emotion outcome then you have failed
to live up to your own personal expectations. There could be a possibility
that you may have set them too high.
GREED; desire, cupidity, avidity, covetousness, greediness, impatience,
Wanting something more than what it is worth, or wishing something which
is not required produces the emotion of greed. Desires if used in a constructive
way, can reap huge benefits, while desiring something without paying the
cost of the desire leads to guilt. The omnipotent impatient attitude of
greed places you in a stage of total despair and renders the need desire
useless, which then produces the final outcome of guilt. Recognizing your
past failures and being forgiving would render you beyond the grasps of
greed. If greed is the outcome then your ambitions have been controlled
by outside sources and you may no longer be in control of your environment.
It is time to re-evaluate your path to coexistence.
GUILT; improbity, misconduct, misbehavior, sinfulness, error,
fault, delinquency, dereliction, transgression
Walking around with guilt in yourself is one of the most unpleasant negative
emotions. Guilt cannot be overcome without realizing you cannot change
the past but you can definitely change the future. Nursing an emotional
hang-over which guilt is, is self-flagellation and serves no purpose but
to lead you to the lowest negative emotion which is hate; hate for yourself
and hate for others. Guilt is nothing more then trying to find fault with
others and not accepting a personal responsibility of delinquency in completing
all your past and present established goals and decisions. If guilt is
the outcome then you have recognized that you have been the psychological
piranha who has been preying on all those around you. It is time to view
yourself as the problem and not others.
HATE; loathing, resentment, dissatisfaction, coolness, hostility,
acrimony, malice, dispirit, bitterness, revenge
The lowest type of hate is self-hate. Hate for others is only a reflection
of yourself. Blaming others for your follies will never rectify the problems.
The more a person hates, the more self-destructive he or she becomes. The
bitterness, acrimony and loathing of yourself results in total self-destruction.
The hostility attracts other negative circumstances such as revenge by
those who seek the vulnerability of hateful creatures and these creatures
become the victims of their own circumstance. If hate is the corrective
emotion then it is necessary to complete a spiritual cleansing and remove
yourself from the mainstream of life for a short while until you have dominated
this most vicious feeling and are ready to re-enter society. Any decision
which you would make at this time will be for naught.