Tuesday, September 08, 2015

QUIZ: How is your Emotional Pain-Body?

In Eckhart Tolle’s opinion, emotion is the body’s reaction to a certain idea, to the mental interpretation of a specific or imaginary situation. The ideas generating emotional reactions are often pre-verbal, that is, they remain unspoken or even unconscious, and they often appear in early childhood.

These unconscious assumptions generate emotions in the body, and these emotions will in turn generate further thoughts or actions. A negative emotion is one that is poisonous for the body, it upturns the balance and harmonic functions of the body. The carrier of the negative emotions within the individual is the Pain-Body.

By Pain-Body, Eckhart Tolle means emotional pain. Apprehension, hatred, self-pity, remorse, rage, depression, envyness etc. are all manifestations of the Pain-Body. All emotional pains suffered by the individual during their life, remain a part of the unconscious of the individual for the rest of their life. All negative emotions, emotional suffering that the individual refuses to face, leave a mark in their unsconscious. It is particularly difficult to face with, and to treat powerful negative emotions in childhood. Such unprocessed emotional pains constitute the foundations of Pain-Body. In the collective unconscious, every individual carries their own share of collective human pain that also belongs to the Pain-Body.

The emotional component of the Ego is constituted by the unprocessed emotions concentrated in the Pain-Body. They occupy human mind. Pain is unseparable from the Ego identified with the mind.

Ego means the conventional, ordinary ”self,” which constitutes the common mistake in which the illusory belief in the personal identity is rooted. This illusory self will then be the basis of all mental processes, human relations and the interpretation of reality. The structure of the ego is an unconscious factor, which forces the individual to reinforce his/her indentity by joining an external object. The content of the ego will then be the thing with which the individual indentified him/herself (my house, my car, my child, my intelligence, my opinion etc.).

The emotional components of Ego are different in every individual; they are larger in some people and smaller in others.

At most people, Pain-body has a dormant and an active state. Events that coincide with patterns of pain previously experienced by the individual may easily activate Pain-Body. An apparently insignificant event may active an old pain in the individual, retrieving thoughts and emotions caused by old pains that occured several years previously. Physical or emotional abuse, loss, a sense of abandonement may activate Pain-bodyparticularly easily.

Any enjoyment, emotionally high state also hides the potential of pain in it, and this pain may with time be manifested. Enjoyment may therefore be transformed into some form of pain.

Would you like to get to know the nature, structure and dynamics of your Pain-Body?

All you have to do is to complete the following Pain-Body Quiz. The quiz helps you to realize how your Pain-Body expresses itself, and shows how much control you have over your Pain-Body.

The Pain-Body Quiz is assembled according to the strict criteria of the development of a scientific research method. The results of the quiz represent the reality only, when you answer the items of the quiz honestly.

Take the Pain-Body Quiz!

Please, read all statements carefully and mark the alternative that best describes your emotions and behavior by the number of each statement, according to the following criteria:

SCALE: 1= virtually never, 2=sometimes, 3= frequently, 4=almost always

1. I become upset without any particular reason
2. I harbour resentment against others
3. I easily become angry
4. I feel remorse
5. . I am impatient with others
6. I become depressed or sad without any particular reason
7. People make me nervous
8. I am overcome by self-pity
9. I am often overcome by my emotions
10. I have negative ideas about myself
11. I am envious of others
12. I easily offend others
13. Small, insignificant things trigger intensive emotions in me
14. I am often overcome by my emotions unexpectedly
15. I am unhappy
16. I am able to control my emotions
17. I am able to forget about old offenses 
18. When I realize that an emotions overcomes me, I am able to consciously suppress it
19. I am able to contemplate my emotions like an outsider
20. I do not identify with my emotions, I simply allow them to happen
21. When I am suffering emotionally, I do not escape, I make efforts to consciously face the emotion concerned
22. I am able to focus my attention on the present, instead of re-living old emotions

With the Pain-Body Quiz, the Pain-Body Manifestation Scale can be defined, which shows the quality of our Pain-Body.

The Pain-Body Control Scale informs us, how much we are able to control the manifestation of our Pain-Body.

The subscales of the Pain-Body Manifestation Scale (Exasperation, Grudge and Inflammability subscales) show the structure and quality of our Pain-Body, what feelings prevail, and what kind of dynamics those feelings have.

The elaboration of the Pain-Body Quiz

You will find the evaluation of the Pain-Body Quiz HERE

Your Pain-Body may have a lot of manifestation forms, we could say, almost as many pain bodies exist, as people on Earth.

On the basis of the completed quiz, how could you describe your Pain-Body?

Don’t forget, that this is only a game! The result of the quiz reflects the reality only, if the items of the quiz were honestly answered.

I made this quiz as a scientific research method, and this was only the abridged version. 

If you liked this test, then please consider the Conscious Alertness Quiz. 


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