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  1. Feelings live in an autonomous self-contained mode and are almost not controlled by the mind.

    The rational reason for this is that such a fate of feelings has already been rationally decided by the biological nature of man, for the benefit of man and society.

  2. I will try to answer this question from the point of view of neuroscience. First, we need to understand how the mechanism of the feeling-mind interaction in the brain works:

    We have the left hemisphere-the center that processes incoming information in the form of letters and numbers. The left hemisphere implements the concept of time, according to which all the moments we experience are divided into the past and the future. The voice that speaks inside us is our left hemisphere. This is a subject that has boundaries – this is the “I”. �This is logic. The left hemisphere converts sensory signals into thoughts. The mind is the left hemisphere.
    The right hemisphere is your emotions, feelings, and current state. For him, there is only the present, and every moment of this present is full of sensations. For the right hemisphere of our brain, the current moment is timeless and full of content. This is “Everything”, without borders. Strong experiences in the present are in the right hemisphere.
    We have the ability to match new information from the thinking part of our consciousness with the automatic responses of the limbic system, re-evaluate the current situation, and deliberately choose a more reasonable response option.�
    When incoming signals are perceived as familiar( constantly repeated), the amygdala remains at rest, and the adjacent hippocampus is able to process, learn and remember new information, the left hemisphere turns on, i.e. the senses are controlled by the mind. However, as soon as the amygdala starts reacting to fear, anger, or any other strong emotion caused by unfamiliar signals that may indicate an unusual event, the level of anxiety in the brain increases, and attention is focused on the immediate situation, the left hemisphere( mind) is depressed, the right hemisphere is actively working, i.e. feelings are beyond the control of the mind.( based on Jill Taylor)

    In other words, at certain events, the limbic system decides for us whether the left hemisphere(mind) is ready to receive new information or whether it should be pre-prepared for transmission, “feel”, and get acquainted with it properly in the right hemisphere.�
    So, a person during falling in love has a certain feeling of flight and a strange clouding of the mind. A lover wants to sing, dance, do something unusual all the time, he wants to move mountains( creative thinking is an active work of the right hemisphere). Over time, when the right hemisphere is well acquainted and understands the new incoming emotions, the work of the left hemisphere will gradually begin to disinhibit and emotions will be transformed into thoughts in the left hemisphere. The emotional coloring will fade, and the thought process will turn on. Perhaps this is the reason that all feelings are not eternal. Remember these well-known phrases of a person who happened to love: “I was blind/stupid/stupid” ( my mind didn't work), ” Now I understand everything.” (finally the information reached the left hemisphere), ” Never again and for nothing!”( my brain has become quite familiar with these feelings – for the same reason, subsequent infatuations are not as strong as the first one), “I stopped loving her..”(abnormal functioning of the right hemisphere is inhibited), etc. In response to inappropriate behavior, we often call: “Come to your senses!” ( turn on the left hemisphere).

    Although many of us think of ourselves as sentient beings, biologically speaking we are primarily sentient beings, and only then are we capable of thinking.

  3. As an absolute layman in this field, I only know that there is absolutely no connection between the senses and the mind. I couldn't forget my first love, even though my mind gave me all the reasons for it. When I was almost hit by a car and only narrowly dodged, I was shaking with fear for three days, even though my mind was telling me: “Forget it, you didn't get hurt at all, absolutely nothing happened.” This did not help at all, the body was in deep shock for a long time, despite the persuasions of reason.

  4. Because feelings, although rough, but accurately reflect the general state of the individual's body. Unlike the self-conceited mind that flew away on the wings of pride. Imagine that he is the almighty king of the world. Forgotten about his place, his true purpose. Follow from under the kicks and strokes of some supposedly stupid body, making it feel comfortable and survive as much as possible. The mind always follows the body, though it is too shy to admit it. Are you in doubt? Well, make yourself very, very much hurt, causing harm to yourself and your consciousness, along with the ability to reflect, will be turned off for some time, like an unjustified system. If you dare to do this often, you will be completely disconnected from this world. If the mind as the highest nervous activity has not justified itself, then each cell of the body will try to survive independently, and this is a failure, death. But that's another story. In general, in short-the tool has no power over the wizard. And hu from hu you probably already guessed))

    But, there is one BUT!!! It consists in the fact that the body gently controls the mind. There is a certain level of pain, which is called the reserve of patience. Without exceeding that, the mind can maintain control over certain muscles and still function quite well. It seems that this is a tribute to the trust of an organ called the brain, for the fact that it once successfully completed its tasks. Get food, find a safe place to sleep, and breed. There were no problems with circuses at that time. Every day is a quest-adventure.

    Perhaps you are interested in positive, pleasant feelings, and those that have arisen through their machinations. This usually happens in people with high self-esteem, unable to soberly assess what is happening. This has nothing to do with managing your feelings.

  5. I'll give you a simpler answer, and at the same time recommend a good book:

    Read the” Book of Five Rings ” by Miyamoto Musashi (this is such a very cool samurai (or rather Ronin) at one time was). He just expresses the idea of the dependence of the mind on the heart and vice versa. Almost his entire book is steeped in it.

  6. Sense control is a basic practice for yogis, for example. This is what is associated with the purification of consciousness, enlightenment. The same applies to all other practices. And this control is also carried out with the help of reason, which is necessary to understand how and what to do.

  7. Oddly enough, cognitive psychology has proven something slightly different. Many feelings do not arise immediately in response to a stimulus (event), and almost always the event passes the stage of interpretation and only then causes a feeling.

    For example, a dog does not cause fear in everyone. Rain outside the window is not everyone's sadness. Calling the boss to your office does not make all managers weak at the knees. And there are many such cases.

    It turns out that our attitudes and certain thoughts are something primary and determine the emotion. Not the other way around, as we usually think…

  8. Feelings are a more primary part of the psyche in relation to the mind.

    The mind came later, and the senses were already there before it.

    In general, the difference between a person and an ordinary animal is the presence of a soul. In the “civilized” approach, we began to move away from feelings to reason.

    But now technology has developed so much that a person literally remains out of work. And it will work with its soul again.

  9. Subjective:

    Reason is awareness and organization, and feelings are akin to instincts, as I believe. You can't weigh everything and decide whether to be happy or angry, because the mind has no control over it. You can tune in different ways, but basically everything is the same for everyone in this regard, if you take standard situations.� We can't get angry if someone has made us feel good or happy about the betrayal of a dear person, because emotions have their own logic, which is difficult to deceive. If you poke a lion in the stomach with a stick, it will probably tear you apart, rather than lick your nose. Emotions are the burden of our species, and a superhuman wouldn't trade them for anything. However, it is often from them that creativity is born, the desire to share something with others, to explore the world… Still, I will never tire of saying that they interfere with the mind.

  10. This is due to the fact that with feelings, hormones are produced in properties similar to drugs.Yes, yes.Adrenaline, dopamine, serotonin, leucine, etc. from them a person receives you can say,, arrival,,. And remember when you drank (alcohol is a drug, if that) was your mind strong?I think in most cases there is no.

  11. Because feelings are food or support for the mind, without feelings, the mind is trapped in a fantasy-hallucination.

    When a person uses their mind to overcome their feelings, it is like the body fighting with its own legs. One of the smartest decisions a person can make is to recognize that they and others have feelings and start using them for their own good. In particular, use it as signals from the outside world. Fear speaks of danger. Anger indicates a violation of personal space. Etc.

    There is another answer in the fact that in response to an external event, an emotion arises much faster than an intellectual one. Emotions are faster. But they can be tracked and suppressed… or send it. In psychology, channeling the energy of one's emotions is called containerization, and this process requires an active intellect.

    That is, the message in the question is not completely correct.

    Feelings like water. The mind is like a dam. Gateway as a control. Cracks as an affect.

    And if you use your mind only to repair the cracks, sooner or later the cracks will win. If the mind is used to choose the moment to adjust the gateway, then the senses are very much under its control.

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