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List of Top 20 Positive Feelings and Emotions

List of Top 20 Positive Feelings and EmotionsThere are many positive emotions and positive feelings in this world, and understanding those positive feelings is very important to every individual. Positive feelings are one of the core elements to have in your life to enjoy well-being and happiness.

Positive feelings are one of the core elements to have in your life to enjoy well-being and happiness. Martin Seligman, who is one of the founders of positive psychology, designed the PERMA model. In the PERMA model, Seligman presents five elements which help people reach a life of fulfillment, happiness, and meaning. The first letter of PERMA, the P, stands for the first element of this model, which is Positive emotions.

Find below the list of top 20 positive feeling words representing positive feelings and emotions!

The order of the feelings and emotions is random. Research each positive feeling word on the internet. In this way, you will increase your knowledge about the meaning of the positive feelings that stand behind these positive words. Also, go and read the explanation of the meaning of these positive feeling words in TheFreeDictionary.com and Wikipedia.com.

1. JOY

Joy comes from the experiences which are delightful and memorable when you feel that everything is right when you feel happy, safe, satisfied, and comfortable. It is a feeling of great happiness and pleasure that lifts up the spirit.

2. INTEREST

Every human being has the desire to learn new things, see new places. Humans are curious and eager to explore, and the feeling of interests comes from that curiosity. When you feel interested in something, a person, a place, or else, you instantly become more open to the adventure and experiences, you discover and learn.

3. SERENITY

In many ways, serenity is similar to joy, because you feel that everything is right and that feeling is followed by the tranquility and peace of mind. It means being in the state where you feel relaxed when you don’t have any worries, where you are completely calm, enjoying.

4. HOPE

At certain moments in life, you may experience some problems, and feeling the hope means you know all those issues are not permanent ones, it means you feel and believe things will change for the better, and the future is bright and beautiful.

5. GRATITUDE

Gratitude is about appreciation, for certain things and people you have in your life, such as good health, great friends and family members, the talents you might possess, fortune, fame, and more, and being thankful for it.

6. KINDNESS

Kindness often involves affection, and warmth and this emotion is about being considerate, being generous and friendly to other people.

7. SURPRISE (PLEASANT)

When you do not expect a certain event to happen, and if the event happens, which is not only unexpected but is pleasurable and desirable, you will be pleasantly surprised.

8. CHEERFULNESS

Feeling cheerful means you are in the state of mind which is positive, it means you are optimistic and happy.

9. CONFIDENCE

Believing that you can do something, that you can accomplish certain goals, or that you will successfully finish a particular task means that you feel confident.

10. ADMIRATION

When you feel positive about people who are skillful, talented, and exceptional is something, you will admire those people. Admiration is a positive social emotion.

11. ENTHUSIASM

Enthusiasm is the emotion you will feel when you are extremely excited about something when you are very interested in something.

12. EUPHORIA

This emotion is something you will feel when you are simply overwhelmed with an experience that involves a great joy. For instance, you may be euphoric when your favorite football team is winning a game.

13. SATISFACTION

Satisfaction is the emotion you will usually feel after you fulfill a certain desire or need you had, but you can also feel satisfied when you help someone with something.

14. PRIDE

Pride is the emotion that comes from feeling important and exalted for the things you achieved or the things you currently do. When you achieve something great, which is considered as valuable in social terms, you will be proud of that achievement. Feeling proud has the positive impact on self-confidence.

15. CONTENTMENT

Contentment is the emotion you’ll feel when you are satisfied and happy when your mind is at ease.

16. INSPIRATION

Feeling inspired comes from the uplifting experience which basically takes your breath away, such as watching a sunset which is simply perfect, being the witness of an excellence and more.

17. AMUSEMENT

Life is full of humor, funny stories and jokes, and funny and playful experiences that will make you laugh so hard, and in those moments, you will feel completely amused.

18. ENJOYMENT

When experiencing or doing something you like, when simply taking a pleasure in something, means you enjoy it. It is a feeling of pleasure.

19. AWE

Awe is something that happens when you see or experience something truly powerful and great, and when you are completely stunned by all that greatness. For instance, it may come from seeing things such as an impressive work of art, beautiful sunset, or Niagara waterfalls, Grand Canyon, an amazing beach covered in white sand, or else.

20. LOVE

The list of the top 20 positive feelings and emotions is random, but the fact is, love is without any doubt the most frequent positive feeling. Moreover, love is the emotion that includes many other emotions and feelings, such as gratitude, interest, joy, awe and more. Love is an extremely strong feeling of affection, and it is the feeling that makes people feel good, feel happy, and it makes the life as beautiful as it is.

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Positive Words and Thinking Negative

positive words positive thinking

You can express your positive emotions with positive words, but you can also express your negative emotions, negating positive words. This way of thinking will make your brain happy and it is called positive thinking – thinking positively. This way of thinking is different than explaining positive emotions by negating negative words and explaining negative emotions with negative words. This way of thinking will make your brain unhappy and it is called negative thinking – thinking negative.

According to Positive Words Research, positive thinking means using positive words in your thoughts, either in affirmations or negations, in explaining your positive emotions or either in explaining your negative emotions.

It is scientifically proven that thoughts have a significant impact on ourselves and the reality around us. Thoughts even travel long distances in the entire universe, influencing matter. See the scientific works of Nassim Haramein and his contribution to the project The Connected Universe that has forever changed the course of world science.

We also know that a mature person mainly speaks with himself through thoughts formed of words. He thinks with images also but the inner dialog is frequently and constantly used by all adults.

It has been scientifically proven that positive words and negative words influence the structure of the water. See the groundbreaking scientific experiments and discoveries of Masaru Emoto:

It has also been scientifically proven that our body consists of more than 60% water. Because our body is composed of up to 60% water, the words that are closest to us influence us significantly. What other words can be closer to us than our own words?

It is scientifically proven that, through the mind of a mature person, is crossing almost 60,000 words ever day. This equals to a book. Every day, every one of us thinks an entire book. These are a lot of words.

Our own thoughts give us a certain disposition, emotion, vibration which influence the reality around us. We interact with the reality every moment, while we think. We think so that we can perceive. We think so that we can explain things to ourselves.

happy brain - happy mind - positive brainWe call a brain that uses positive words in the thinking process a happy brain – the positive brain.

Therefore the “method” through which we construct sentences in our brain is very important. The words that you use to talk with yourself, when you explain things to yourself is highly important. Also, the words that you use to build sentences in your brain ultimately, overall, make you have a “happy brain” or an “unhappy brain”. The brain, as an organ, has the ability to process words and the brain is happy when he bathe in “positive words” (pays with positive words to construct sentences) and unhappy the other way around.

Negative words are hard, heavy for the structure of the brain, while positive words are lighter.

unhappy brain - negative mind - negative brainWe call a brain that doesn’t use positive words in the thinking process an unhappy brain – the negative brain. You will see below why Positive Words Research considers that is not the use of negative words that makes a brain negative, it is the not using of the positive words that upset the brain so much.

Please see below a combination of words that a happy brain is processing in comparison with words that an unhappy brain is processing.

As a note: A happy brain makes you feel happy while an unhappy brain makes you feel… unhappy.

See below two examples of ways that a happy brain expresses himself versus how an unhappy brain expresses himself. Compare each word in each line. Compare the words that the happy brain is using, with the words that the unhappy brain is using. Both brains try to explain the same thing but with different words.

There are two examples to sustain this statement that reflect how the positive brain thinks versus how the negative brain thinks:

1. Explaining positive emotions

Happy Brain

I am peaceful/ I am happy/ I feel at ease/ I love you/ I have energy/ I am healthy.

Unhappy Brain

I am not anxious/  I am not sad/ I am not frustrated/ I don’thate you/ I am not tired/ I am not sick.

2. Explaining negative emotions

Happy Brain

I am not peaceful/ I am not happy/ I don’t feel at ease/ I don’t love you/ I don’t have energy/ I am not healthy.

Unhappy Brain

I am anxious/ I am sad/ I feel frustrated/ I hate you/ I am tired/ I am sick.

Note that in both the above examples the happy brain is using positive words to express himself and the unhappy brain is using negative words. The happy brain is a positive brain while the unhappy brain is a negative brain.

Conclusions

  1. The happy brain – knows a lot of positive words also called abundance words (words that draw abundance). The unhappy brain – knows a lot of negative words also called lack words (words that keep the lack in your life).
  2. The happy brain – due to “being used to thinking in a certain way” the person with a happy brain will be pushed by his brain to create sentences mainly with the vocabulary of positive words. The unhappy brain – due to “being used to thinking in a certain way” the person with a happy brain will be pushed by his brain to create sentences mainly with the vocabulary ofnegative words.
  3. The happy brain – the person talks to himself mainly with sentences having positive words, he does not become conscious of the negative words, his brain is not noticing negative words in a text, talks less neutral because he likes to use positive words. The unhappy brain – The person talks to himself mainly with sentences with neutral words or negative words.
  4. The happy brain – the person talks to others with sentences having positive words; the person does not notice negative words and does not feel the need to use so many neutral words. The unhappy person talks to others with sentences with neutral words or negative words. He also tries to how back himself from mentioning the negative words, which the person becomes aware of them a lot of times during a day.
  5. The happy brain – the person understands life through his vocabulary of positive words. The unhappy brain – the person understands life through his vocabulary of negative words.
  6. The happy brain – the person has knowledge of negative words but the words do not come to his brain to form sentences because the positive words occupy all of the main places in his brain. Positive words are always found in the active consciousness. The unhappy Brain – the person has very little knowledge of the vocabulary of positive words. When you give to the person a paper and a pen and ask him to write positive words, he is unable to come up with many words, he only knows a very limited number of positive words.

What matters for the brain, in feeling good, is to focus and think daily positive words. Not thinking positive words is significantly worse than thinking negative words. 

To put it in a funny way, you can swear as much as you want but make sure to use positive words every day and you will be OK. Your brain will be happy!

During our experiments we also notice the following striking reality… on a not so funny note.

  • Some of the people don’t know the notion of positive words.
  • Most of the people know the notion of negative words but don’t know much about the notion of positive words.
  • Most people search on internet information about negative emotions, which are searched on Google using negative words, like depression, anxiety, hate, fear etc. And don’t think of looking on the internet for information about positive feelings and emotions, which are searched on Google using positive words, like compassion, loving-kindness, serenity. Even simple words like happiness, joy, beauty, magic, which could lift their spirit instantly are not searched by them, making them lack the necessary information to create their good vibe.
  • Other people don’t know that there are lists of positive words on the internet that they can explore.
  • Referring to the people that asked what positive words mean while being shown for the first time this list of positive words, they felt like they found an entire new happy world that they knew nothing about. Most probably so many positive words that also stand for many positive feelings and emotions made a huge impact on them.
  • Most of the people make a separation between negative words and positive words and consider them as being in opposite categories. They consider that one part implies the other part. They say that negative words imply positive words and positive words imply negative words. But how could their brain know to imply loving-kindness when they hate, how could hate imply loving-kindness, how could loving-kindness imply hate, when your brain is familiar with the word hate but is not familiar with the word loving-kindness, is not familiar with words like blessings, blissfulness, gratitude, appreciation, self-love etc. From where should these words come to you if you don’t put them in your brain? It should come from words like anxiety, tension, stress, horrible, tragic, sad?
  • Most people consider that by knowing a lot about depression, anxiety, fear, hate, tension, stress etc. they can eventually get rid of them and be happy. They don’t consider that they should stop researching depression and start researching happiness and other positive feelings like forgiveness, compassion, loving-kindness, peace of mind, equanimity etc. They are not aware that these positive feelings and emotions are keywords and that if they don’t know the name of the positive emotion, they have a gap and need to fill it by scanning a list of positive words.

Note: Currently, Positive Words Research is performing a research called “mapping positive words with negative words”. The main benefit for this mapping is to know which positive words are the precise antidote for negative words, therefore knowing which positive emotion is the antidote of negative emotion.

So why not using positive words is significantly worse than thinking negative?

You don’t know what positive feelings and emotions are out there in the world, you don’t know the potential of your human body. Positive words are keywords to attain well-being, keywords that you put in the Google search box to find and access information, keywords that you put in your brain to access your own well-being.

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The Story About Publishing the Book “Magic Sparkles of Happiness”

happiness - magic sparkles of happinessI have written during 2012 and 2013, with a lot of passion and inspiration, a new book which I named: Magic Sparkles of Happiness – a spiritual guide for feeling happiness.

I have decided to publish the eBook on 28 August, on Smashwords. In this way, Magic Sparkles of Happiness was released on Smashwords on 28 August 2013.

But it turned out that in the United States it was 29 August when I published it, which is the birthday of Michael Jackson. This was a wonderful surprise because one of my passions is dance. I have been in many dance camps, in Romania and in SDK Europe Street Dance Camp, located in Jedovnice (near Brno, Czech republic). And one of my favorite music to dance on are the songs of Michael Jackson.

Enjoy the book! It has the magic of positive words in it. Go to Smashwords to get the book.

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Self-relief ~ Definition & Meaning

SELF-RELIEF

While I was reading the book “The Astonishing Power of Emotions” by Esther and Jerry Hicks, I encounter the word “relief”. When I encounter this word, it was not so important for me, but in this book, it is very much praised.  I understood why and it becomes one of my favorite positive words. I searched in the dictionary the description of “relief” and among others, I found these:

  • a pleasant or amusing change; a diversion;
  • a feeling of cheerfulness or optimism that follows the removal of negative emotion;
  • deliverance from or alleviation of negative emotion;
  • a feeling of comfort or ease caused by such alleviation or deliverance;
  • money, food, or other help, given to those in poverty or need;
  • the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced;
  • the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress).

I also found related words with RELIEF as being ALLEVIATION, ASSUAGEMENT, COMFORT (a feeling of freedom from negative emotions, a state of being relaxed and feeling no negative emotion), FREEDOM, EASE, RELAXATION, ASSIST, HELP, AID, CONSOLATION, REST, PAUSE, SUSPENSION, BREAK, BREATH, EASING, MODERATION, CHANGE, WELFARE, REDUCTION, STEP-DOWN, DECOMPRESSING, CURE, REMEDY, REFRESHMENT.

I could not find “giving up” related to “relief”. Relief is not giving up. Relief feels good while giving up does not feel good.

And then I put the word SELF in front of RELIEF and become SELF-RELIEF.

Our responsibility is self-relief. Some people wait for relief from other people, from parents, lovers, husband/wife, brother/sister, friend or they wait for relief to come on holiday or at night when they sleep, or they eat to feel relief. During an entire day they struggle a lot, they fight a lot and they don’t provide to themselves self-relief, exactly in the moment when they need it when they should.

People wait for relief from outside themselves. But relief comes from inside you because it’s actually self-relief. You can, of course, use external resources to provide to yourself relief but you must be conscious that the action must be initiated by yourself, from inside yourself.

Whenever you need relief you should provide it to yourself. Don’t wait for no one to provide it to you; this is freedom. To provide to yourself relief in life whenever you need it, through a simple action, even one such are “taking a deep breath”, “writing your thoughts in a journal”, “taking a walk in the park”, “saying a good word to yourself”, “smile” is the best thing you can do in life.

Don’t wait for relief from no one except yourself, not even from God, if you think God is an entity outside yourself. I for one believe that God is part of me, so when I provide relief to myself I know that is God’s wish actually.

Self-relief can come in many forms. It can be self-love, self-respect, self-appreciation and many other. Or it can be a huge self-relief in the form of self-forgiveness. A lot of people that I know don’t forgive themselves. Some of them don’t even know that they could do this and the others don’t do it because they don’t think they deserve it. But all humans deserve self-forgiveness which is actually a form of self-relief.

Self-relief is about noticing the moments when you need it and respect and love yourself enough to listen to yourself and immediately respond to you in a positive way. Most of the time self-relief is not about making big changes in your life. Self-relief must be consistent because it adds up over time, it compounds. When you self-relieve yourself every day, making very small actions (sometimes just a deep breath exactly when you need it) it compounds over time (in one year for example) and you reach a good health, good life, good feelings and more good. It adds up. All your small self-reliefs that you do to yourself daily it adds up. This is why they say “small things matter most” because they add up over time.

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Peace ~ Definition & Meaning

PEACE

The word “peace” is related to the absence of war or other hostilities, an agreement or a treaty to end hostilities, freedom from quarrels and disagreement, harmonious relations, inner contentment, SERENITY, used as a request for silence, in a state of tranquility, serene, free from strife, be silent, a state of harmony between people or groups, absence of mental anxiety (often in the phrase peace of mind), a state of STILLNESS, SILENCE.

At peace is to become reconciled with, to feel freedom from anxiety, annoyance, or other mental disturbance, untroubled, tranquil, to prevent discord, absence of fighting or quarreling, peaceful, calm, to lay down arms, to cease fighting, to make peace, sign of good faith, favors negotiation and compromise as a means of resolving differences, a time of peace and prosperity, golden days, to indicate one’s peaceful intentions, cordiality, HARMONY.

Peace of mind is to feel ataraxis, peacefulness, repose, serenity, heartsease, quietude, quietness, tranquility, public security, security, pacification, live in harmony, live in accord, a pleasing combination of elements in a whole, a combination of sounds considered pleasing to the ear.

Ataraxis is the absence of mental stress or anxiety.  Heartsease is peace of mind and a state of peace and quiet.

Peace is related to awesome positive words like agreement, accord, harmonious relations, congruity, compatibility, harmonization, consonance, unity, sympathy, cooperation, goodwill, amicability, like-mindedness, unison, tunefulness, euphony, melodiousness, balance, consistency, coordination. Like-mindedness is the same turn of mind, having a similar or identical opinion, disposition, like, similar.

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