Originally Posted by ChrisGinsburg
Emotions as a whole do not collapse nor is that even an issue. Emotions are a moving river of phenomenon which appear and disappear just as quickly as they were noticed. They merge into each other and are defined by their opposites. To the one who sees themselves being carried along in this river it can seem torturous and the only way to solve this is to become emotionless or keep emotions under check.
The truth is that you are not a phenomenon appearing that is rising and falling. The very movement of emotions is appearing within the awareness that you are and in this knowing there is no problem. Collapsing false beliefs also collapses emotions and struggle that accompanied them but is not the end of the river itself. One can taste the nectar of collapsing false beliefs and moving towards truth but it is only when the entire belief system itself is seen to be false that suffering is clearly seen to not be a result of what emotion happens to be appearing but the struggle and story that ensues with it. You are peace itself. There is no emotion that can threaten or divide you without your belief that it may.
Please Chris, is there another way the above can be expressed, so that I may get a handle on what you are saying? I mean, I resonate with a sentence here and there, but I've no idea how the context between them supports these as such.