Tantra teaches us the secret of the full scope of emotions.
like anger, disgust, courage, joy, fright, compassion, fear, powerlessness..
It is an art to understand and be able to express all these rasas in their full scope.
Then emotions become a tool of divine feeling and raw life force.
which elevates! Lifts you higher in stead of bringing you down.
— When we express them at an ego level, they become poison, destructive and disintegrating–
In Tantra, emotion is the main area in which our life energy, our prana/chi/Shakti is held. Suppressing emotion is suppressing life.
The ART is to go to the rasa of the emotion, in the dance of Shiva, in which the Shakti will naturally be released