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Where and how did we get this emotional programming? Almost all of it was 

acquired in the first few years of life. For example, when we were very 

young, we had the experience of mother forcefully taking a perfume bottle 
from our tiny fingers and at the same time sending out bad vibrations based 

on her desire not to have her perfume bottle broken. We cried. Through 

being painfully pushed around, dominated, told what to do, and controlled 

when we were babies, we developed our emotionally intense security, 

sensation, and power programs. Many of our emotion-backed programs 

came from repeated moral directives or statements about how things “should” 

be. We developed a “self” consciousness with robot-like emotional 

responses to protect the “survival” of this separate self.

So we become emotionally programmed to feel that we must have power to 

control and manipulate people in order to be happy. We eventually become 

very finely attuned to the actions or vibrations of any person or situation that 

even remotely threatens our power addictions -- our ability to manipulate and 

control people and things around us.

As we reach physical maturity and our biocomputer (or brain) is able to 

function more perceptively, we have all the power we need. But our 

biocomputer (backed up by the full repertory of our emotions) is still 

programmed to compensate for the power deficiency we experienced when 

we were infants and young children. We now need to learn to flow with the 

people and things around us. But our power addiction keeps us from loving 

people because we perceive them as objects that may threaten our power, 

prestige, or pecking order. If we want to love and be loved, we can’t be 

addicted to power -- or to anything else.

As conscious beings the only thing we need to find happiness in life is to 

perceive clearly who we are (we are pure consciousness and not the social 

roles we are acting out), and exactly what are the real conditions, here and 

now, of our lives. How basically simple is our problem! But to achieve this 

clear perception of ourselves and the world around us takes constant inner 

work. And this means developing the habit of emotionally accepting 

whatever is here and now in our lives. For only an emotionally calm 

biocomputer can see clearly and wisely, and come up with effective ways to 
interact with people and situations.

Our power addiction is only one example of the happiness-destroying 

programming that we put into our biocomputers when we were too young to

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