Emotional Volume 20 August 2007Posted by MOZAFFAR in MOZAFFAR.
Emotion is a release of the pressure building within the body and mind. In some cases, you release the pressure with laughter. In other cases, with tears. In other cases, with rage. The release is a mercy. When you bury a child, you know intellectually that the child is going to heaven. But, you still cry. Those tears are a mercy.
Everyone gets angry, but many people are good at hiding their anger. The easiest way to figure out how angry a person gets is to study the volume of his/her other emotions.
Generally speaking, most people are consistent in their Emotional Volume. A person who laughs hard will cry hard and will get angry hard. A person with a very limited, subdued laugh will often have a very limited, subdued cry, and a very limited, subdued rage.
We’re speaking here of control. A person who cannot control his/her laugh will probably not be able to control his/her temper. The strong person, thus, is the person who can control him/herself. The weak is the person who is unable to exercise that control. If, when getting emotional, s/he loses control of his/her emotions, then that’s a sign of nifaq. That person has a spiritual disease of the heart.
People are generally consistent with their emotions.
There is a catch. If a person does not release any emotions, then s/he will burst. If s/he shuts down any and all emotions, then we may witness emotion explosions from that person. Such a person needs to retrain him/herself, or needs to get retrained on releasing appropriate emotions at appropriate times. In our psychotic, high pressure environment, the best way may be from laughter. Go to YouTube and find some funny, innocent videos. Or, find some wonderfully sappy Hollywood romances.
There is a second catch. If a person is restraining specific emotions, meaning if the person laughs but never seems to get angry, then s/he is not being honest. Everyone gets angry.
But, otherwise, people are generally consistent with their emotions.
And God knows best…