“Emotional Awareness”: Dalai Llama and Paul Eckman

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I believe moods get us into a lot of trouble, even more so than some of our emotions.
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One difference between emotions and moods is a person’s understanding of what triggers each of them.
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He or she may not know what triggers an emotion when it first begins, but afterward can almost always easily figure it out.
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The person may not think he or she should have become angry, but knows, at least afterward, what set it off.
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By contrast, when someone is in an irritable mood, he or she may never know what triggered it.
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