We all have strong feeling for something or other. We say and do lot of things in the heat of the moment and later regret. So do not be a slave of our emotions. We should pull back the moment we get the feeling that things are going out of hand.
When we have strong feeling for something we tend to ignore several aspects of the issue. To prove our point we become irrational and go against truth and reality.
Think, wait and then respond. When we are overwhelmed by emotions, we should take a breath, pause and then respond in a dignified manner.
Negative emotions never helps. It only damages. But if we try to fight or suppress negative emotions it will cling on to us. We need to shed them. Anger, fear, sadness, fear, depression… all this should clearly studied and understood. We need to keep a close watch on them. The moment they try to overwhelm us we should realize it and stop them.
Emotions only overwhelm the wrongly identified self. Am I this body. No. I am the Supreme Self, which is ever pure, and above all duality.