Originally Posted by Beingist
Same here. In my experience, emotions can be dissolved ('collapsed' is a bit much, for a descriptive) through self-love.
Eckhart Tolle's pain-body work is a prime example of how this can be done.
Emtions do NOT dissolve nor collapse, even though they may appear to dissipate to some extent, to be replaced by another sensation.
They are a storage in our memory banks, a linkage into our past circumstances and of course the emotions, all based to an extent upon fear, that arose from such particulars. In other words, we don't so much as remember the incident/occurrence of which we were a part, but rather we again tap into the feelings with which we walked away from it, and from there we recall the particulars associated with those emotions.
So we might reason that the anger I felt yesterday has collapsed, vanished or dissipated, being replaced with happiness today, yet all that is an illusion, for the emotions associated with recalled past events remain unabated in our memory banks, to be again recalled the next time something similar to those circumstances eventuates, and again excites their recollection into our consciousness for yet another round.
Psychologists and therapists earn their living through such remnants of the past, many of which become repressed memories due to the inordinate fear they generated. So until we can become confortable with those past particulars, and better still; be thankful for them, rather than accept fear as the only applicable emotion, we will to some extent continue to be haunted by their memory. And consequently continue to be a slave to our emotions.