My point is, that by naming what is lived (verbal or visual thoughts and emotions), or by realising what is lived, we become more conscious and less of an automaton. First step to becoming the observer and the experimenter at once (at the same time).
The next step could be, if we desire, the creator step. Changing the experience of the experiencer and the observation of the observer. Creating our own reality, then creating our own collective reality for what we would deem better. You can, at this place, start the baby step by changing your mind talk or picture right when it emerges. The experience will change automatically and the overall energy going with it.
I found a video that seems quite interesting on these aspect, if you have the time to put for it. Some points of interest:
1. It is from Google talks, and I just learn that google is actively involved in studying the neurological system of human on their premises and is sharing their findings (at least some ) with the public. I am pretty sure of how they will use the web with those findings. Bit scary.
2. At minute 14.56 the video describes the different steps that emotions go through in a normal being:
Minute 22.18 describes waht emotional intelligence is in comparison with not having emotions/not living them (blocking). It mentions that greater emotional intelligence correlates, in the brain itself, with lesser need for control (the control parts of the brain do not light up as much).
So yes, your desire to live the emotions and let go are in direct correlation in the brain.
What I find interesting is that all those steps above do correspond as well with what spiritual masters have been describing for ages, for beginners on the path.
At minute 32.54 they talk about compassion and capacity to care, love and compassion are a necessity, not a luxury because without them humanity cannot survive.
Would the tide be turning around and away from the psychopaths?????
Miinute 41.16: meditation protect the gray matter from decaying with aging, scientifically proven WOW
Google sponsor talk and research at Standford University: