There are 2 ways to sit on a horse. The 1st is with a saddle, the 2nd is without one. When you sit with a saddle, you control the horse, but when you sit without a saddle, the horse controls you.
Your emotions are like the horse. Either you control them or they control you.
When you feel anger, can you be indifferent to it? Yes, you can. Remove your ego out of the picture.
When you feel love, can you remove attachment out of it? Yes, you can. It is when your love becomes free, without ownership.
When you feel greed, can you remove dishonesty out of the picture? Yes, you can. Think of death, destroy greed.
When you feel lust, can you not express it wrongfully to others through words, or actions? Yes, you can. Satisfy your own lust.
When you feel jealousy, can you not do wrong things to destroy your object of jealousy? Yes, you can. Feel gratitude for what you have, look inside, not outside.
Every emotion can be carefully trained, and controlled for a positive outcome. You are the jockey (horse rider) of your life. Ride a horse with a saddle, and enjoy the power to be in control of the direction of your moods.
Emotions can be controlled!