Do Feelings influence Realit?
@jenniferl Thank you for your welcome and response Jennifer and the beautiful quote from Tao. I ask that question because ‘Love’ is a feeling or sweet emotion when we feel connected to ‘all that is’. There are generally two kind of thoughts, one driven by survival fear, suspicion and paranoia and other by generosity and goodwill of heart. On a daily basis both kinds of thoughts may cross our mind. Then it takes mindfulness to register what we are focusing, feeding and dwelling on. Feelings tell us our state of consciousness, but humanity is still to learn the use of feeling as our guidance or inner GPS system. There has been an overemphasis on thinking, rational brain and so these two sides thinking and feeling (not sure if right and left brain describes it well) need to be developed equally or in harmony with each other.
Where could humanity evolve to be if we can consciously cultivate the energies of love and compassion in our day to day living! I feel genuine humility (as opposed to ‘hubris’) is based on these unbounded feeling states.
“all streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. humility gives it its power. if you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them. if you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching