A couple years ago, I read that there are only two emotions…love and fear. All positive emotions are an expression of love and all negative emotions are an expression of fear. When we feel love, we may have peace, joy, content, serenity, forgiveness and when we feel fear we will have anxiety, sadness, depression, fatigue, judgment and guilt. Napolean Hill identified 7 major negative emotions with fear being one of them. These include fear, jealousy, hatred, revenge, greed, superstition and anger. When you think carefully about someone expressing the last six emotions, there is some element of fear. Either fear of being rejected, fear of no longer being loved, fear of being taken for granted, fear of never having enough or fearing that which is not fully understood. Napoleon Hill also identified seven positive emotions. These include love, desire, faith, sex, enthusiasm, romance and hope. Just the thought of these emotions calms and excites you. This helps to reinforce the importance of love in maintaining a balance in life and accomplishing your goals. If you’re not expressing love then you’re leaving yourself open to expressing fear.
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”…John Lennon