The Emotional Curve


Reference: Mindfulness Approach


The weighted center of the mental matrix is perceived as the “I” of the person. It directs attention at parts of the matrix to activate them. The activation of the matrix forms thoughts. The cumulative effect of thoughts appears as emotional charge. This charge acts on the endocrine system of the body, which makes the body exert effort.

Thus, emotion is the direct index of the state of the mental matrix or “I” that is also reflected in the state of the body. The effort manifested in the body is then perceived back by the mental matrix. Accomplishment of intended effort discharges the emotional charge.

When there is a sudden drop in the emotional state of a person, we have an emotional curve. It comes about with the realization of failure or inadequacy. A person has at least one emotional curve in their past. Contemplation on the emotional curve leads straight to the incident, which gave the person his computation.

In this exercise the student focuses on a time when he was happy and suddenly was made sad. He contemplates on it until the actual emotional charge comes up . He fully experiences the emotions and contemplates on the incident over and over until the emotional charge is fully gone. One should be extremely thorough about discharging the emotional curve.


EXERCISE: The Emotional Curve

PURPOSE: To discharge the sudden emotional downturns in one’s life.

PREREQUISITE:  In case of extreme discomfort, return to the exercise Accessibility of Memory.

GUIDING PRINCIPLE: The Discipline of Mindfulness


  1. Focus your attention on a time when you were happy and suddenly were made sad. Let the data come up and freely associate. Continue with this contemplation until a memory of sudden emotional downturn comes up with full force.

  2. Experience those emotions fully without holding anything back. You may get into grief discharges, fear discharges or anger discharges. Experience them over and over until the charge is fully gone. Be extremely thorough about discharging the emotional curve.

  3. Make sure you let the mind carry out its associations naturally without being directed. In case there is increasing mental stress, return to the exercise Accessibility of Memory

  4. Repeat the above steps to discharge other emotional curves from your life. The exercise is completed when no more emotional curves are coming up.

  5. Continue with this exercise in, at least, 20 minutes long sessions until it is completed.


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