Scientists, who analyse straightforward scientific facts, also recognise and comprehend basic philosophical questions, such as, “Why is the rainbow a colourful synthesis of different hues?” They also agree that such questions are far more complex than what may appear on the surface. This holds good for the much-sought-after eternal psychological query, “What are emotions?” and/or how one could decipher whether an individual is experiencing them, including a given feeling, at any given point of time. This is simple, yet again, on the outside, but it is peppered with uncertainty deep within — because emotions are not just thoughts. They represent the quintessential multihued layers of feelings with diverse notations of our mind, behaviour and other contexts.
The whole spectrum of our emotional patterns also emote our intuition, personal or acquired experiences — a mosaic and also canvas with feelings at every step. For the mind scientist the whole context represents objective signs of one’s mind-body concepts, including personalised psychological states of feelings and assessment. Although such behavioural processes cannot be scientifically measured as accurately as mathematical concepts, or models, what construes as our biological responses are presented through our subjective feelings, including the fundamental essence of our thinking — our internal feelings from the inside out.
That all of our emotions originate in the brain and mind activity is far too apparent — this is simply because each brain profile that we emote presents a package of emotions. This is articulated not just in the situation each time, but also through our behavioural identities, including our personal history, psychology and biology. This is why it is so imperative for us to understand as to where we come from and also how our behavioural biological patterns help us to unlock the puzzles of our mind from the deep recesses of our soul. The inference is again obvious — when we understand our mind, we also understand our actions, cognitive processes, and bodily feelings, aside from the muscle groups involved, including their intentional or unintentional characteristics, apart from our futuristic goals.
The whole context includes our memory, its repository, or repertoire, and all sets of ideas that we possess and carry from infancy to adulthood. This represents our relevant individual and collective information gathered over a period of time, at every stage of life, by way of academic, practical and intellectual efforts that we all make, be it the sciences or arts. This also leads to a fine balance of several universal truths — including our habits, perceptions, memories, and emotions as physiological functions, not something that is merely material, or physical, albeit there are plenty of bodily impressions in them.
Emotions are like the suspension bridge between our mind and body — they are representative of trillions of mind-body interventions that make possible our mindful expressions. They play a major role not only in mind-body interactions and mind-body unity, but also in healing. One may think of the whole gamut as the integrated vision of our mind-body axiom — a multifaceted unit directed by our everyday emotions and their biochemical substrates that pulsate with intelligence, knowledge and rationale in every cell and tissue of our being.
Our cells and tissues correlate with our brain-mind entity flawlessly, connected as they are through millions of physiological pathways. Our neurons, or molecules of emotions, likewise, not only communicate seamlessly with each other, they also speak the same molecular language. One may, therefore, think of them as a vast, complex system of components that are amazingly analogous and dynamic, in terms of their physiological functions.