Body is a n-sided seesaw - Deepstash

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2 sided (A-B) seesaw

By acting on any side of the seesaw we can get the desired state. Either push A down or pull B up, the result is the same.


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Emotion is a state machine

Whenever we feel any emotion, it can be observed in various physiological factors like heart beat, breathing pattern, hormones, sweat, muscle movement, etc.

Each emotion is a package deal of these physiological factors.


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Breaking a state

If we can control any one of the physiological indicator and change it, then the state can be changed.


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Examples of state control

Format: [goal] - [solution] - [affected factor]

Prevent low emotions - antridepressants - balance of neurotransmitters.

High confidence - alcohol - increase dopamine

Remove anger - slow deep breathing - breath pattern

Relieve PTSD - cognitive therapy - mind perception


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Which sides can we control?

Of all the physiological factors that create emotion, we have the natural ability to control 3 things - perception, breath, posture.

The quickest and easiest are breath and posture as they are purely physical.


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Did our ancestors figure this out?

Controlled breathing exercises can be found everywhere:

  • Chi Gong from China
  • Ryosuke from Japan
  • Pranayama from India


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The state machine can be controlled in many ways. Decide how you want it to change it and explore ways that you find most effective for you.


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Understand emotions from a physiology perspective. Learn how this state machine can be controlled.


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