I have always thought the zen way to experience emotions is to experience them FULLY and COMPLETELY. That is - when you have joy, soar with it, feel it into your bones, BE joy. And the same with all other emotions - yes, even the 'unpleasant' ones. If one is mourning, then mourn fully, cry, wail and moan if you feel like it, etc.
What I DON'T always do is act in the world on my emotions. If I get angry I don't throw things or hit people. But I may go off by myself somewhere and cuss and holler or whack a stone with a stick. Artie ================================= FROM: Over the hills and far away. . . The way to do is be. Lao Tzu ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: zen_forum-dig...@yahoogroups.com zen_forum-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zen_forum-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/