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How To Utilize The Power Of The Darker Emotions

There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.” (Bram Stoker)
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Understand: We all carry with us the darker emotions. This is not to say that they are “bad” emotions. Instead, it is to say that every emotion has its value and can allow us to proceed towards what we want.

These dark emotions are extremely powerful in their ability to allow us to move towards what we want.

What are the darker emotions?

The darker emotions include the following:

Anger

Resentment

Frustration

Sadness

Each of these emotions carry with them the potential to be utilized towards our goals.

Why utilize the darker emotions?

“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” 
(Mark Twain)

The darker emotions are a powerful form of short term motivation.

If utilized properly, nothing becomes more addicting than using the darker emotions towards a goal that you want.

They provide a seemingly limitless amount of energy and grit, assuming that you tap into them correctly.

Embodying the darker emotions teaches us about the broad spectrum of emotion.

Every emotion has its value. Learning to use the darker emotions teaches us that all emotions have value within certain circumstances.

This allows us to not demonize any certain emotion because we have embodied and understood the specific context in which every emotion can be utilized.

The darker emotions are fucking powerful.

The darker emotions are absolutely ruthless when it comes to getting the outcome that we want within the short term.

The darker emotions are raw power. The darkest emotions come from a place of absolute will.

Below, we’ll discuss how we can begin to learn how to use the dark emotions to our advantage.


How To Use The Dark Emotions To Your Advantage

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In moments of uncertainty, foster a ruthless attitude.

For the majority of people, fostering a victim mentality is the standard when the going gets tough. Instead, foster a ruthless attitude and belief in yourself.

Use all of the pain, suffering, sadness, and past disappointments to fuel you forward to get you to where you want to be.

Become a ruthless individual who is solely focused on where they want to go.

When experiencing a dark emotion, feel into it.

When you experience anger, feel truly angry and experience what it is like to have that anger transform into rage.

When you experience sadness, feel into the sadness and become absorbed by it.

When you feel disappointed, sit with it and get a feel for what that is like.

To understand how each of these emotions manifests is to embody them fully. You can only embody them by truly experiencing them, without manipulation or moralization.

Take on the attitude of winner’s.

Take a look at athletes such as Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. These are athletes who were ruthless in what they achieved.

They were the type of individuals who would cut your throat out when it came to the arena of competition and that is the reason why they achieved so much and become labeled as legends in their field.

Get in touch with the dark side of yourself.

We all have a dark side. Anybody who denies this fact is either in denial or just completely unaware of their dark side.

This dark side is a side that society doesn’t want to see you express.

In certain times, you will need to go deep into your dark side and cultivate a single minded focus on what it is that you want.

Also, keep in mind that this doesn’t include harming others or doing something illegal. Your dark side is the part of you that is relentless in pursuit of a goal and it is only referring to that context.


Conclusion

Don’t let anyone convince you that your dark side is “bad.” It is simply a strategy and way of acting that is beneficial within certain circumstances.

Learn to understand it very well within yourself and how it manifests. This way, you can call upon it when necessary.

Question Of The Day

“Have you ever experienced your dark side? If so, in what way?”