The words of the day are Thoughts and Feelings. What are they? I am a human being, I think I feel happy? Yes, it’s true thoughts are feelings and can be confusing and feelings are thoughts and can be even more confusing, as evidenced by that last question. We have hormones and chemicals that can complicate them even more. Are thoughts separate from feelings? Does everything I feel come from the thoughts in my mind? We can talk about emotions on another day.
The internet dictionary defines Thought as, an idea or opinion produced by thinking, or occurring suddenly in the mind. So thoughts are ideas? So how can I think I feel Happy that’s not an idea or thought it’s a feeling, right? The same Internet dictionary defines feelings as an emotional state or reaction it also defines Feelings as a belief, especially a vague or irrational one. So feelings are the same as thoughts and are irrational? No, just some thoughts and feelings are irrational.
IMHO feelings are thoughts they are coming from your mind your body and are intermingled with your sensory organs touch, smell, hearing seeing it is what makes us all human. So what the hell are they really? Thoughts and feelings are all things we as humans must control and live our lives with them and get along with others. Having thoughts and feelings relate back to our previous words of the day you must use self-control with your feelings and thoughts especially when dealing with other humans or so I’ve been told. But in my limited experience it definitely helps to put yourself in the other person’s shoes or even more so imagine yourself in their body with all of the other human’s feelings with all of their experiences. Imagine you no longer exist you are that person that other human. You can do it takes practice and a desire to understand the other. Now keep thinking and feeling you are that other person in their body and mind just for a minute or two and its over you are back in your head and your body your thoughts and feelings in this body you were born with. Or is it our mind our feelings but in each of our own bodies?
Okay well enough of our thoughts and feelings experiment. I will leave you with this use self-control with your thoughts and feelings especially when dealing with others whether it be 1 person or 1 billion. It may give you a new perspective some new thoughts and feelings for you to consider in our shared reality.