Equations of Emotion
1. Joy = Love - Fear
We all have been experiencing various forms of love in our life: self-love, parental love, and so on. Talking about love, there’s a popular saying that love is life. Some sections of people assume love is god and vice versa. Many different forms of expression for a single word is visible. It would be valid to agree that love is the most essential and guiding force that keeps us going. Now, let’s come to the equation that describes love quite differently than our ways of expression. Yes, Love is an emotion either for the self or for others and superior above all. But we must have seen or experienced, in most cases, the package of love exists with a subconscious layer of insecurity making us fearful. In loving, trust and honesty are shared. Then, why the fear arises that does not allow the person in love to be joyful? The belief of limiting or stopping our conversation or contact gives rise to the level of our insecurities. This completely shows the level of trust issues questioning/ suspecting the values that love holds.
So, love, the ultimate supreme emotion is not enabling us to be joyful in life, why? Psychological understanding explains love as an experience mostly gathered by our five senses and the person wishes to remain attached to those senses. The emotional excitement to nearby have another side that is an insecure feeling. That fear does not let us enjoy ourselves.
Hence, if you wish to create a joyful moment with self, eliminating fear from love is necessary. Probably, having self-strength develops our ability to remove that fear. Only if there’s joy within, you have that certificate to love. Whether someone is by your side or not, maintaining the emotional balance is a must.
Loving must be free from fear.
2. Faith = Belief / Intellect
Terms like faith and belief are widely used in our conversation. Our beliefs are often weighed with various questions associated with the god, heaven, hell, and other traditional rituals performed in society. The discussion could go on for hours in groups and also with the self with no conclusion and more confusion. Belief is generally formed from the culture we are brought up, listening to scriptures, social norms, and many more. Additionally, we grow up listening to the fairy tales such that later a belief gets imprinted in our minds. But, if a belief is tested by personal experiences, dissected with the intellect can be turned into faith. For instance, an offering made to the sun (known as Surya Arga) is now backed up with the scientific evidence that taking sunbath is good for our body. So, this evidence leads to transforming our belief into faith. In a similar manner, we can take an account of our cultural practices filled with belief that might turn to faith. It’s about how much of your intellect is being used.
In this mathematical emotional equation, one might be in need of making a distinction between the terms belief and faith. Using it in full potential could solve the misunderstanding among others and confusion arising within.
3. Wisdom = √Experiences
People filled with wisdom are often appreciated and is something everyone would like to have it as a quality. We also look for people with knowledge, either in any sector. But, what is it that makes wisdom stand different from that of knowledge? Well, in short knowledge is what are you informed of and wisdom is the quality of applying that acquired information depending upon the situation. For instance, we say, laughing is good (knowledge) but if we mistake that information and apply it over someone’s demise, that is definitely not acceptable.
So now, how can we gain wisdom to be wise? The equation says itself very shortly, it’s the experiences from which we accumulate wisdom. It is not equal nor the half to the experiences rather the square root of it. If you have nine, you gain three. The more your experiences are, you only acquire square root wisdom. Experiences are gained much when one steps out of their comfort zone, say it your comfort room, comfort home, comfort culture. That means the more you are open to travel, visit new places, and mix with the new culture, read more, watch varieties, have friends of different nature than yours, then you gather more. A person who fails is much rich in experiences.
The more challenges, the more experiences. This helps you earn wisdom, making wise and noble.
(Chip Cloney discovered this emotion equation when he was downturned in his life. Chip is the founder and director of wisdom well, modern elder academy, and is a great entrepreneur. I little took a chance to explain the equation in my ways)