It is important to accept the existence of multiple levels of homeostasis. Roughly, we can operate at a level of basic homeostasis that allows us to survive or at higher levels of homeostasis (syntropy) that allows us to live. The feeling we have in and about ourselves is consistent with the level of homeostasis we operate on. When we’re sick, our homeostasis is at a lower level, but it’s still high enough that we don’t die, but it’s not at a level where we can say we feel good or that we’re fine. But when we are healthy, well-rested, just rightly fed, and in a pleasant, accepting, safe environment, loved and satisfied with ourselves, because we are in control of life and not afraid of tomorrow, we are at a much higher level of homeostasis and feel good, we are satisfied and positive. Of course, we can create the sensory-motor illusion that we are like this, even though, in reality, we do not have realistic conditions for feeling like this in our everyday lifestyle.
This is why the array of things that disturbs, hinders, endangers, or limit us, causing us anger, is very wide and ever-changing. It depends on our current state and how we feel, what we need and want. Anger is a basic emotional state that enables us an active allostasis, allowing us to influence our surroundings and ourselves. The levels and forms of anger have a wide range, and they have in common that the energy that we direct to the environment in the form that we feel and properly call anger has the role of raising the syntropy between the person who gets angry and the environment that affects this person in a way, which annoys him. The purpose of anger is, therefore, to enhance the complexity and effectiveness of the relationship. This means that correctly directed anger will make it easier to provide the necessary conditions for a higher level of homeostasis. Thus the person will feel better and better in the relationship and will thus need less and less anger to regulate the relationship. At the same time, by correctly naming and using anger, they will prevent the use of entropic emotions and entropic action, which in the long term lead to chronic conditions.
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An excerpt from the AEQ level 4 teachers’ manual