I Feel, Therefore I Am

I feel, therefore I am.

You may wonder, what is the big deal with feeling. Certainly, our culture worships thinking and analysis. As Descartes wrote, “I think, therefore I am.”

Feeling seems to be something people get to when work is done, or the weekend errands are done. It’s not primary for many of us. I know I have to remind myself, and consciously slow down, and inquire within. It’s still a struggle to really sink into it, and have some clarity on how I am. It feels like I’m fighting against decades of programming and inertia.

My friend Donnamarie Larievy shared this we me a few days ago:

You cannot find your soul with your mind,

you must use your heart.

You must know what you are feeling.

If you don’t know what you are feeling, you will create unconsciously.

If you are unconscious of an aspect of yourself;

if it operates outside your field of awareness,

that aspect has power over you.

Gary Zukav

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