Originally Posted by BillyTheAdult
There is only one emotion with different labels on it. There is sensation in the body and then the mind calls it something.
I see it in a somewhat similar way, although I wouldn't say that there is only one emotion. To me energy is the very root of emotion. As energy flows through the filter that is our mind, we get to experience different emotions.
This is how laughter can turn into crying and crying can turn into laughter and then back into sadness, grief etc. As energy surges through our mind, and our mind shifts, so does the expression of our energy.
I don't believe that emotions exist as 'entities' just sitting inside us. It is the energy that is always there, and this energy has the potential to become anything...to express itself as any emotion.