Emotions and decisions

The emotional system is like a council that judges and informs the mind on what is important.
It is able to generate powerful urges.
Thus the emotional system is a council that helps the mind make decisions.

However, the effortful system of the mind which works top-down can override and even neutralize the urges.
This effortful system functions like a command centre.
It listens not just to emotions, but also follow rules and make predictions.
It has the capacity to plan ahead.

The usual way to deal with undesirable urges is to override and suppress them.
Meditation teaches you to neutralize the urges by simply letting go and surrender in a state of open awareness.

Surrendering is not succumbing to the urges.
Surrendering is letting the urges go away quietly.


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