What is the Function of Our Emotions?

Publication: Science & Nonduality
Published on: April 25, 2015
Description: Unlike thoughts, our emotions are entirely unconscious. Sometimes we can pinpoint the source of our happiness or anger, but not always. With the right tools, though, we can develop better awareness of them. But what function do emotions serve in our lives?

Tags: thoughts, emotions, feelings, unconscious, Buddhism, language, mindfulness, balance,

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Function of emotions | Crowd of people with faces (Pixabay)

Some research shows that emotions, and their display, are part of the basic structure of our species. But what is the function of our emotions?