Gerald Weber commented…
I don’t advocate the approach of those that ascribe to the gothic mode of evil like Shelley did. Good, evil, whatever, it’s all hollow sounding after a while as reality is not bound by words or other symbols which we invent. Jiddu Krishnamurti lectures illustrate this concept very well. By the same token, I don’t feel that maybe sums up the situation either because this is all based on thought rather than feeling. There’s no duende in the story. So if you see your horse galloping off in the distance do you remain emotionless and detached and don’t have a feeling about it? Maybe?
Good point. I think when your horse races off into the distance you get mad and stomp your feet and scream… and then you go on about your business instead of carrying that loss for the next 20 years and cursing your bad luck. Emotions are human. They are part of our human condition. They are beautiful. On the other hand, holding those emotions for a long time is not good. In other words, you can express your feelings as completely as El Pele or or Jose Merce express their emotions when they sing/perform – but then you return the microphone to the stand, leave the stage and shake it off.
PS: the emotion isn’t what hurts you in the long run – but getting attached to it will. As a child we feel emotions directly, but without stored experience. We get mad and then move on. As we gather more data/experience, our brain starts comparing that data with the fresh emotion… instead of getting mad at an event we get mad and simultaneously the brain whispers “this always happens to me – it’s the same as what happened last week and the driver who cut me off then looked German as well: Germans are evil!” You see?