How To Control Emotions

An Inquiry: Is there anyway I can calm down my emotions?

How We Would Respond: Emotions become energized when we consider them to be significant. Look at the following responses to emotion:

I am upset!

I am upset.

One response makes a big deal of being upset; the other response observes being upset but doesn’t grant it great significance.

If you want to “calm down” your emotions stop buying into judgments that claim your emotional states are a big deal. Be aware of your emotions, observe them, but don’t go along with judgments that say your emotions are something you need to be concerned about.