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Emotional Wellness: Transforming Fear, Anger, and Jealousy into Creative Energyby Osho
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How do we reconcile our need to express our emotions with our desire to protect others? Far too often we find ourselves trapped in this dilemma of expression versus repression. We fear that by expressing our true feelings, we will hurt and alienate those close to us. But by repressing our emotions—even in the benevolent guise of “self-control”—we only risk hurting ourselves.
Osho, one of the most provocative and inspiring spiritual teachers of our time, provides here a practical and comprehensive approach to dealing with this conflict effectively. Incorporating new, never-before-published material, Emotional Wellness leads us to understand the roots of our emotions, to react to situations in a way that can teach us more about ourselves and others, and to respond to life’s inevitable ups and downs with far greater confidence and equilibrium.
• The impact that fear, anger, and jealousy have on our lives
• How emotions like guilt, insecurity, and fear are used to manipulate us
• How to break out of unhealthy responses to strong emotions
• How to transform destructive emotions into creative energy
• The role of society and culture on our individual emotional styles
Osho’s unique insight into the human mind and heart goes far beyond conventional psychology. He teaches us to experience our emotions fully and to deal with them creatively in order to achieve a richer, fuller life.
The noted spiritual teacher offers an effective new approach for coping with human emotions and promoting emotional health, sharing wisdom, strategies, and advice for breaking free from unhealthy responses to strong emotions, understanding the effects of negative emotions on our lives, transforming destructive emotions into creative energy, and more. 30,000 first printing.
About the Author
Osho, known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, continues to inspire millions of people worldwide in their search for a new approach to individual spirituality that is self-directed and responsive to the everyday challenges of contemporary life. The Sunday Times of London named him one of the “1,000 Makers of the Twentieth Century,” and novelist Tom Robbins called him “the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ.” For more information about Osho and his work, please visit www.osho.com.
Table of Contents
Understanding the nature of emotions — First things first : the mechanics of the mind — Repression and control : the roots of emotional conditioning — Big boys don't cry, nice girls don't shout — Varieties of emotional expression — Emotions and the body — From head to heart to being : a journey back to the center — Emotional wellness — Reclaiming our inner harmony — Begin with acceptance — Anger, sadness and depression : branches of the same tree — Understanding the roots of jealousy — From fear to love — Watchfulness : the key to transformation — Create a little distance — Suppression or transformation : the freedom of being human — Thought, feeling, action : understanding your "type" — Cloud watching : observer and observed — Meditations and exercises for transformation.
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