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Okay… today… we wrap up Body Mind Spirit 101, so that we can move forward in our learning. We have pretty much covered all the big stuff, but there are a few things we need to wrap up. GO!
Welcome to the I AM Podcast, where we answer all the questions about spirituality and inner peace that you ever wanted to ask, and where we learn the secrets of humanity and divinity through a better understanding of both. I am your host, Sean Webb.
Okay… so this episode might mean less to you if you haven’t seen episodes 4-13, but we’re gonna do a little clean up of the things we didn’t talk about in the Body Mind Spirit model so we can move forward in making some awesome changes to our lives so as to make life BETTAH.
If you will recall… in episode 3, we introduced the first ever comprehensive body mind spirit model of existence that explains the scientific process of the creation of pain and suffering.
And in episodes 4 – 8 we started explaining the intricacies of the emotional influence system, and how… if you are part of the human species… your emotions are formed in your mind dependent on what big block pieces are being moved around in there… to 100% accuracy.
Then in episodes 9 – 13 we gave the specific definitions of some of the negative emotions, and showed how they can be clearly defined and shown how to work within everyone regardless of what we perceive as individuality… every human generates emotions the exact same way…
and now… after discussing the bid negative emotions… after discussing false and true love in episode 21, after discussing the impermanence and illusory characteristics of happiness vs. joy in episode 23, and after discussing mindful and experiential intelligence in episode 24, we are here at episode 25 to put the final brush strokes on some of the basics we skipped… just to give you the last details of the model so in case I get hit by a bus next week… you can still be about 100 years ahead of modern psychology in your ability to utilize the model to make your life better.
Okay… so we’ve covered the specifics of anger, sadness, fear, worry, regret, happiness, and love. And we know that every one of those emotions is dependent on changes in the states of these four components in the mind. For instance, anger is the emotion created by the mind when something on the ego list is challenged from an external perspective.
Regardless of gender, ethnicity, culture, cognitive abilities, and geographic location on the planet. When something on the list is challenged by a credible external source… anger occurs… in all humans. From toddlers… in octogenarians. From Pershing, Iowa to Beijing, China. And same for the definitions of sadness, fear, regret, etc.
But what about some of the other emotions that psychology has identified to date, like excitement, embarrassment, disgust, surprise, trust, etc.?
Are you ready…? Because we’re gonna rip through these pretty quickly… then we’ll even add a NEW emotion psychology doesn’t yet recognize at the end of the episode.
Okay, so… embarrassment. What is embarrassment in the BMS model?
Well… embarrassment is simply the reaction within the mind when a person thinks back on a past event as being a devaluation of the ego, and it’s their preference that event would not have occurred.
For instance, your pants fall down. Embarrassment is the result of you having preferred that your pants would not have fallen down, because of a devaluation that you perceive has happened… even if you’re standing there in the split second after it happened with your pants around your ankles… embarrassment is the result of you regretting the event because you perceived the even to devalue your egoic existence.
Guilt is very related to embarrassment, but in this case, it is the emotion of a past event that you would have preferred not have happened… that you actually caused. You hauled off and slapped your child for mouthing off to you, when you could have handled it better. You feel guilty because the event in the past is a perceived devaluation that you caused.
Surprise is the emotion that results from you simply not expecting a reality, where a reality pops in on you. It is raw Equation of Emotion reaction. We perceive good surprises and not so good surprises… but the simple imbalance in the Equation of Emotion without judgment… is what causes the emotion of surprise.
This one is going to help the medical community immensely. Stress is simply an unresolved Equation of Emotion. If you’re angry about your position in life, or your position in your company, or your financial status, or the other pressures that science has identified as causing stress… what that is in reality… is a long term imbalance in the Equation of Emotion. It’s a difference in the RP (reality as perceived), vs. your EP (expectation or preference)… on something that you can’t easily change. So your financial situation doesn’t change, and it doesn’t meet your expectation or preference… and because of the long term imbalance in the Equation of Emotion… it causes you stress.
Now… this is important… because the #1 contributor to health problems in the US… is stress. It is what helps cause obesity, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, etc., etc. So once we as humans learn how to manage the Equation of Emotion within us… we will reduce stress dramatically, and thus increase our health dramatically.
No… I mean the emotion of relief. Well… just the opposite of stress, relief is the emotion that comes about when an imbalanced Equation of Emotion falls into balance again. I’m afraid my son is going to fall off the bed now that he’s too near the edge. Fear is the result of the potential internal devaluation that would result from my son getting hurt, because my son is part of my ego… fear is also the result of a potential devaluation that would occur because if I let him fall I would be a bad parent… another potential internal devaluation… stress is the reaction of the unresolved Equation of Emotion that exists while he is standing up on the very edge of the bed. And relief is what occurs when he dives forward into the center of the bed, and out of imminent danger. And in every other situation you could ever think of… relief is the resolution of an imbalanced Equation of Emotion.
We are going to have a whole future episode on pride, and a lot of people aren’t going to like it, because we’re going to discuss pride in our children… and pride in our country… and pride in our heritage. But for now, pride is the emotion that you feel when you loop back onto your ego, and its valuation is meeting your expectation or preference on that valuation. Your child comes home with a good report card, or scores that goal in soccer… you feel pride because there’s a valuation of your ego connected with that occurrence, and your preference is that valuation increase occur. You’re looking at your egoic self when you feel pride. And that’s why its one of the seven deadly sins. Get ready for some good philosophical arguments and discussions there.
Trust is simply the state of mind that occurs in the absence of any fear. If you feel that a bridge you are about to step out onto isn’t going to collapse and potentially damage your body, which is part of your ego… no fear exists there, so you trust that the bridge is going to hold. When you trust that your partner isn’t going to cheat on you, it is because you have no fear that they are going to devalue your ego by stepping out with someone else. Thus trust can exist in the absence of that fear. Related emotions are confidence and courage.
And there are others, but I think we’ll stop here. For instance, anticipation is the state of mind you’re in while waiting for a valuation change to occur… either positive or negative. Psychology identifies optimism as an emotion, but it isn’t. It’s a state of mind. And of course there’s disgust. contempt, amusement, etc… all explainable with 100% accuracy with the model. But before we run out of time… there is something we need to identify as an emotion that psychology HASN’T yet approved as one:
[A New Emotion]
Yearning is an emotion that comes about as the result of wanting to balance an imbalanced Equation of Emotion. Someone cuts you off in traffic, which is an attack on your importance, and maybe even caused you some brief fear, which in turn caused additional anger… well… the need to rebalance your Equation of Emotion and increase your egoic valuation or decrease the valuation of the other driver in the face of his theoretical assault… is what causes you to call him or her an idiot or flip them off… and THAT… that wanting to rebalance the equation… is the emotion of yearning.
When your significant other cheats on you, and you want to take them for everything they’re worth in divorce court… that is the emotion of yearning… to rebalance the Equation of Emotion. And you feel it until you rebalance that Equation of Emotion… and some people can go their whole lives without satisfying it… like never resolving sexual abuse issues when they were kids… which causes stress… because of the permanently imbalanced Equation of Emotion there… and the constant yearning emotion they don’t even realize was there because they’ve lived with it for so long.
We may have a whole episode on yearning as well. Hope is a related emotion to yearning, by the way. Hope is a yearning for things to change for the better.
Okay… so I guess we’ll wrap it up here. I think you get the point. This model… explains everything about what it means to be human… including all the convoluted emotions… and the mind-body connection… and all the stuff that stands in our way of being more spiritual. Because once we calm all this stuff in the mind and body… we exists in Spirit most of the time. And that’s when life becomes untouchable. Unspeakable. Unsurpassable.
And of course you can get all the diagrams for free in .pdf form at IAMSpirituality.com.
And if you think we’re done now that BMS 101 is done. NO WAY, JOSE. We’re just getting started… because from here on out, we’re gonna tackle real life issues with this model and explain how you can have the power to fix stuff in your life by knowing exactly what is malfunctioning within you… so you can grab a wrench and fix it yourself… or with a little help from me if you’d like.
Next week I’m gonna share some of my personal challenges so we can start a conversation. I kept me out of the BMS 101 series because it IS going to change how psychology works from here on out, and there’s nothing in that related to me… because that model was given to me, and was actually in operation well before written history. But next week is different.
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