Aug 14, 2015
It’s a bit unnerving: we spend millions trying to fix our emotions – via therapy, books, medications and more – yet it’s not remotely clear what we’re trying to fix. Or perhaps, to adopt a perspective echoing Buddhist psychology, it’s not unnerving but deeply reassuring? After all, if there’s nothing to emotions except sensations plus thinking, it follows that nothing you could ever experience in life, no matter how terrible, will ever be anything more than a bunch of thoughts, plus a few physical sensations. And you can probably handle that.