Even what you may consider negative emotions are gifts. After all the only difference between anything positive and negative is a judgment and as human beings we always have the option to change our minds.
If we try to be logical for a minute and think about it, there is no explanation for emotions. From a scientific point of view they serve no purpose apart from things like the fight or flight response which is little more than a reflex.
What I am addressing here is our higher emotions like love, compassion, joy and even laughter. What is laughter if not one of the greatest gifts given to us as human beings? There is no scientific explanation for it either.
How do you define a sense of humor? This is where emotions and spirituality blend. Most of us would like to have a spiritual experience if asked. Most of us would also describe it as some magical moment in our lives which changes everything.
I would also guess that the majority of us would expect it to come in the form of some vision, sudden realization, moment of ecstasy, peak experience, etc. We may consider it to be beyond us to some degree because we sometimes feel unworthy.
In that regard I would like to make a statement that suggests that we are all worthy all of the time. Our emotions are spiritual experiences! We all have emotions and we have learned to take them for granted.
But what are they if not spiritual experiences? Because they are commonplace we tend to ignore our emotions and the incredible spiritual gift that they are. Why not consider that our emotions and spirituality are one and the same? I am particularly grateful for laughter.