This podcast is the first step towards ending the tyranny of your emotions.
The sole purpose of The Emotional Empowerment Movement is to transform individuals, couples, families, and communities from being controlled by their emotions to controlling their emotions, in order to live with more peace, joy and harmony. EEM Founder and host Eric Paskel demonstrates why the movement was created, its Vedantic philosophy, and how we can begin to apply it to our lives. The first step is knowing the problem is you, not the people, places, and things you experience each day.
Attachment makes you do crazy things. Not love.
Will Smith said, “Love makes you do crazy things”. Sorry Will, you are wrong. Attachment makes you do crazy things. Attachment is mistaken for love because it “feels” the same. Feelings aren’t facts; but they feel like they are…Attachment is selfish, personal and preferential. Its addiction. This makes you do crazy things. Love is unselfish, impersonal and universal. It’s freedom. This makes you even keeled, poised, professional, kind, forgiving, patient, objective, wise and every other positive human trait. If there is a God, Will; “God's will” wouldn’t be to think you are the chosen one, you’d see we all are. Denzel is right. You’ve already been got. The ego is what separates us from our godliness. Even if Chris over stepped, you showed the world the way of the weak and then you spoke as if you live the way of the warrior.
Body, Mind, Intellect Wrap Up
This week on the EEM Podcast we finish up our first attempt to get your intellect to gradually absorb some of the foundational concepts of Vedantic philosophy. While this will not be the last time we cover your three equipment’s (Body, Mind and Intellect) Eric goes a bit deeper on this one, and discusses the difference between the gross and subtle intellect, the three conditions of the mind, and the foolishness of learning from your own mistakes.
Body, Mind, Intellect Q&A Part 2
Eric answers big questions about love, attachments, empathy, and your capacity to apply Vedantic philosophy when emotions run hot.
Q: HOW CAN I FALL OUT OF LOVE?
A: If you think love is a feeling, then you must understand that feelings come and go.
If this is the case, then your mind can absolutely love someone today and not love them tomorrow.
However, if you use your intellect to assess someone properly, you can see the whole person. When you really see the entire person, all their assets, all their deficits, you can use logic and reason (a.k.a. your intellect) to understand if they are a quality person. Then apply your intellect to assess yourself and keep that feeling of love directed toward that person. Otherwise, your mind will bounce away from that person at any time.
Body Mind Intellect Q&A Part 1
Eric first answers the burning questions from your emotional mind and then continues to go deeper by discussing what questions your intellect should ask and understand.
The Body, Mind and Intellect
How can we be so smart and so stupid? Why do we continuously do things that are not consistent with how we see ourselves and our actions? This episode introduces the three equipments, the Body, Mind, and Intellect. The Mind is your emotional center, and it must be in your control. If not it can take you to places you promised you’d never go. It can have you act out of character and say things you never thought you could say. An ungoverned mind is the most dangerous thing on earth, and thank God or Source or whomever, we have been given an Intellect to govern our chaotic mind. Thing is, we really don't know how to use our Intellect and that is what EEM is here to help you do.
Humans are the only creatures free to choose our own actions, but we need to know how to use that freedom. We must understand ourselves and how we operate in order to exercise our tremendous gift of choice. Everything that feels good to us isn’t necessarily good for us. Everything that feels bad for us isn’t necessarily bad for us
We are perfectly designed to thrive in this world by learning from our past decisions, but the great irony is that animals are better at learning from past mistakes than humans.