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INTRODUCTION

"We tend to rise emotionally to clues that are related to something we're concerned about - some goal which we haven't yet attained, for instance. Thoughts seem to be a very automatic process, involuntary and irresistible - that is to say, some degree of emotional reaction seems to occur whether we want it to or not."

Earl Gordon Curley
"The Art of Persuasion"
November 1981




Every decision is based on a combination of three personal emotions. It doesn't matter whether the decision is minute or profound. There will be those that will argue that they are logical and therefore their decisions are based on logical information. This is categorically untrue.

The real issue facing mankind is determining which emotions may govern their decisions. The primary question we continually ask internally is; "How do I feel about the decision I am about to make?" If a number of emotional thoughts enter our minds at the same moment then there will definitely be a tendency for us to procrastinate. Ultimately this procrastination causes indecisiveness, incorrect decisions and the greater burden is the accumulated stress associated with the aforementioned.

Those who have a high average of making correct decisions are those who use their "gut reactions" or "intuition" to their fullest. To be intuitive, it is absolutely necessary to understand that emotions are the mainframe to intuitiveness. The emotions either enhance or offset intuition. If someone is aware which emotions are affecting them at a particular moment in time and, specifically what those emotions represent, they will then be in control of every decision they must make. Correct decisions are our ulterior motives in life and subsequently we tend to berate ourselves when we have decided incorrectly. For that exact reason a journey into the workings of the mind was initiated to discover how to offset incorrect decisions.

After twenty years of research, trial and error and extensive blind studies it was discovered that for every decision a person makes there are three governing emotions. There is the positive emotion which the person is striving for prior to making the decision; a negative emotion which is causing the person to procrastinate and if it is stronger than the positive emotion then the person will ultimately make a bad decision; and, there is a corrective emotion which if acted upon will enhance the positive emotion, negate the negative emotion and if expressed at the exact time that the decision is made will definitely result in a correct decision.

It was further discovered that there are only twenty-one emotions that a person can experience. There are multiple synonyms but they all refer to twenty-one. The twenty-one emotions break down into three categories. There are ten positive emotions, ten negative emotions and one emotion which can be either positive or negative. Upon discovering this phenomena the next stage was to design a simple yet precise method of determining which of the exact emotions anyone was experiencing at an exact moment in time.

The end-result was the design of "The 21 Emotions Exercise". Over ten thousand people have used the exercise to determine which way to decide in intricate or simple decisions. The reactions from the users of the exercise has been paramount. Quotes have been obtained from those who categorically state that they have finally found a solution to their indecisiveness and subsequently have greatly reduced their inability to make correct decisions and of major importance they have greatly reduced their stress patterns. The only caveat has been the inconsistent use of the exercise. When periods of time have been void of using the exercise then there were many who expressed regret because they ultimately became cognizant that their emotions did indeed interfere with their decision making and they made irrational incorrect decisions.

The exercise is only as good as the commitment to its use. There is a major tendency for usage of the exercise to dominate someone's decisions until they become a little too conceited and feel that they are fully cognizant of their emotions. There are many factors which offset that knowledge. Psychological, external bombardment and specifica lly interactions with others will determine or alter our perceived emotions. Offsetting this problem can only be obtained by help from "The 21 Emotions Exercise".

The exercise itself only takes approximately two minutes of one's time with very simple mathematics. If you can add then you can complete the exercise without any difficulties.

The benefits of this knowledge is universally undetermined at this time because each and every day some new use for the exercise is discovered. When someone is capable of correctly choosing there are no limitations. Singularly many have used the exercise to decide which partner they should be with; some have used it to decipher how to react in interactions with others; and, some have used the exercise to create a higher mind-set. Corporately there are many companies which have trained their personal in the uses and understanding of the exercise and they have discovered that corporate use has established a better work environment, increased sales personnel's abilities and senior officers are now making accurate cost effect decisions.

The exercise can be used by any child who can read and do the simple additions to the eldest statesman. The long-term benefits are; a more harmonious life-style; a reduction of stress, making accurate decisions; understanding your emotions; developing a keen sense of intuition; and ultimately the ability to alter or change your personal realities.

Isn't it time that you discovered for yourself what benefits can be obtained to help you live a better life? Have you been exercised today? If your answer is "no" then assuredly your wandering around in this world confused, out of control and indecisive.

The mind, body and spirit of man has been debated by scientists, philosophers, psychologists, psychiatrists and people involved in everyday life experiences for centuries.

Some scientists conclude that the brain controls all of the creative and emotional experiences mankind becomes a party to. This theory is known as materialism. Others debate that an unknown force which is not measurable, called spirit, guides the brain. This theory is known as dualism. These conflicting theories may now have an answer to their unknown questions which is whether there is a connection or not.

It is believed that all thought, decisions, visualizations and creative endeavors are the result of a singular catalyst which marries both materialism and dualism. The catalyst is known as our emotions. These emotions guide and control every singular thought and action mankind is forced to deal with. All decisions are based on a combination of three emotions. For every question there is an answer. Mankind must continuously strive to obtain these answers. Once mankind realizes that his only limitations are his lack of thinking and creating or specifically using his emotional means to fantasize, the answers to the many questions about life of mankind will surface.

The difficulty with modern day science is a good percentage of scientists and humanities researchers are so contaminated with obsolete theories as well as data that they refuse to go beyond their fears and look at certain areas of science that is not measurable. Some of these professionals have tended to follow the main stream so as not to rock the boat of their respective professions and have buried their heads in the sand and refuse to speak out against their respective establishments.

Then there are scientists who wish to stand up and be counted. They go against the grain and are prepared to open their minds to the higher learning mechanism called spirit. The definition of spirit is quite simple. Spirit is the ability to delve within our own subconscious minds and seek out answers which will guide and protect the seeker. This protection is not a great wall some believe is necessary, but a knowledge of existence and co-existence. Once these learned researchers obtain certain pieces of data, they then share this insight with others. By sharing their experiences, they in turn receive further feedback by interested parties to their research and mankind continues to grow unhindered by science or religious beliefs.

The spirit of the mind is the conscience of mankind, that little devil or angel which rests squarely on the shoulders of mankind, giving him insight, either positive or negative depending on the source. Mankind is caught in the middle. The requirement of all human beings is deciding in which direction mankind should travel. Trying to listen to the angel instead of the devil sometimes becomes a chore especially when the little devil's insight may seem that it will reap huge rewards; but these rewards are usually short-term fixes and develop into immense headaches as mankind tries to withdraw, backtrack or eventually tries to remove themselves from the mess they got themselves into. Listening to the little angel is not as much fun since the rewards are usually received further down the road; not materialistic rewards, but emotional and spiritual rewards.

Trying to entice people in the past to recognize that they are the masters of their own realities has sometimes not been an easy task. Yet those who took the time and energy to look beyond their tunnel visions have been able to reach heights of self-esteem never thought possible. The old saying, "You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink", in some cases has been the norm. However, for those who digest the contents of this book; who contemplate the logic of the included data; the end result could well be total control of their life and the events surrounding them.

The mind is an incredible tool. Discover the inner workings and mechanisms of this device. There are many things we are just starting to realize and discover about the spirit of the mind. When we learn to master the mind and control its functions, we can then advance beyond this world that we call reality.


THE 21 EMOTIONS EXERCISE
Library No EGC-2-811992-B

Copyright Earl Gordon Curley 1981.


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FIRST EDITION August 1981.


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