The basic root emotions are pain, pleasure and desire and which are the source of all emotions such as anger, hate, love, fear, jealously, envy, etc… To understand how our emotions work and are triggered by external events and situations offers great opportunities to know ourselves and grow from them. We just have to learn how to see our emotions without self-judgments. Emotions indicate and are a barometer for our level of understanding and power. Pain indicates a lack of power and a weak state of being. Mental power is when we begin to understand how our emotions work and how we can become free of them.