The main categories of emotion are:
- Can keep us safe from dangerous situations but too often is a response to non-life-threatening events, especially if they are recurring.
- Can dissuade potential predators but sometimes the rage response is elicited when we are not coping with the stresses of life
- The expression of meaningful loss but also encapsulates disappointment, disillusionment, regret and remorse
- The expression of happiness and contentment.
When we are in balance in our life, we should be able to express these emotions in a balanced way from time to time. Unfortunately though, we are often afraid even when we are in not danger, get angry over unimportant things, suffer grief over petty losses and fail to express our gratitude for the smaller blessings in life.
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