Three Common Feelings that Bodybuilders and ALL Humans Experience Daily. A muscle man who has learned to love his body

Bodybuilders, People With Obesity, And All Humans Share The Emotion Of Fear

There are three common feelings that Bodybuilders and ALL Humans Experience Daily:

  1. Aggression
  2. Fear
  3. Sadness

Technically aggression is not a feeling but a thought in the brain, but it can be felt like any other sensation. Aggression is a feeling of encroachment based upon the sensation of an impending assault or directed antagonism. Aggression is an idea, thought, or intention. It is an intent to overtake a castle with a battering ram.

Fear is an emotion that is felt in the belly region and overall of your body. It is an intense emotional indicator that you have failed to protect your fortress and the enemy has invaded your castle. Anxiety is a threat of a possibility of invasion while fear is an absolute of invasion.

Sadness is the mindset of the conclusion of aggression and fear. It is an understanding of the results of the invasion of the castle, which is devastation or a great battle that led to protection of the castle. Whether you won or loss, you will feel sadness as sadness is an indicator of long term grief. Grief either moves into isolation and acceptance or fear then sadness. If sadness is the indicator, then it is long term grief.

How can I change from sad to happy?

Sadness is a mindset that is different than depression. It is akin to grief like a long term illness that forces its way into your life. Sadness is loss of a perfectly mapped intention that brought you friends, love, and happiness than disappeared like the storm that blew through your neighborhood, knocked out your power, and left you empty.

Sadness originates from a failed expectation, leading to blame, and ultimately fear. Fear pulses ideas of loss. It is the thought that you will lose a valuable possession, such as income, employment, assets, people, love, good times, health, and events. In truth, it is only one thing you fear losing. You fear losing power.

You fear the loss of power to hold a person’s devoted attention.

You fear the loss of power to control your income.

You fear the loss of power to expedite your reputation.

You fear the loss of power to attract more.

What more are you really attracting?

The game of life is complicated indeed. If it were easy, everyone would be a billionaire who would not be going to jail for a Ponzi Scheme.  If it were easy, everyone would be a relevant celebrity rather than a bagging clerk. If it were easy, everyone would have a home rather than sleep anonymously in a stranger’s shed in order to avoid the harsh winter weather.

Career bodybuilders use steroids, which may create intense side effects such as aggression and violence. Aggression leads to the emotion of fear, which can be felt in many forms. Aggression is irritation, belligerence, antagonism, and even hostility. Aggression is the need to control the outcome which requires you to cross the line of ethics in order to abuse a person, time, or event.

Anyway you play the game of aggression, no one wins. Aggression is a zero-sum game.

Fear is the awareness of the person on the receiving end from the aggressor. Just as Bodybuilders get aggressive, so do bosses, managers, husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, parents, neighbors, strangers, and many others. Some aggressors may be taking drugs; others are simply high strung on the thought of power through distortion.

As aggression builds, fear will increase in one or both people in the relationship of assault. The belief in violence will lead to running, hiding, charging, fighting, and ultimately a win or fail. Fear is the determining factor of a game. Is it a win? Is it a loss? The answer will be resolved with fear.

If it is a loss, sadness is the result. If it is a win, sadness is a sure thing. How?

When two football teams play for the Superbowl Championship, it is obvious the losing team will experience sadness. How would the winning team experience sadness? When a team wins the Superbowl, the high is felt then it slowly subsides into the realization that you are only as good as your last win so you must produce, compete, and create more wins. The quarterback no longer receives requests to create commercials, so he must look to the future as the potential of creating wins in order to invite the sensation of excitement that fights off the inevitable blues.

Bodybuilders get the blues. NFL quarterbacks get the blues. Millionaires get the blues. Your next door neighbor gets the blues. Your spouse gets the blues. Toddlers get the blues.

How do you change sadness into happiness?

Buddhism is based in detachment. I believe detachment means being inhuman or machine-like. Detachment is not my recommendation because you are human.

To be happy, it requires a release of fear. Release your fear of losing your job by believing you can attract a better job or even create your own business. Release your fear of losing your spouse or significant other by devoting your love to yourself and this person. Release your fear of losing your reputation by believing your reputation is an inanimate object that can be easily destroyed and rebuilt in days. Hollywood has proved this is possible time and time again.

Above all, adopt the philosophy of loving yourself. For when you love yourself, it becomes much easier to love other beings with intensity and attract your soul purpose. To love yourself, it means looking in the mirror and fully accepting all your sags, discolorations, and lines. It means accepting your fabricated steroid body to gain acceptance.  It means accepting all the silly jokes, beliefs, and dreams that you hold dear. Accept them all.

Bodybuilders get the blues. It’s true. Even the most confident are not immune from sadness. Bodybuilders, People with Obesity, and all Humans Share the Emotion of Fear.

One by one, the lies that you are not divine die away. You are divine. Accept it.

Deborah Bravandt
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