Friday, May 2, 2008
Feeling: 357th Idea
Feelings are emotions. Emotions are always about 'like' and 'dislike', attraction and repulsion. Feelings tell us where we are safe or in jeopardy, where we need to go and not go. Feelings tell us what to do, and who to be with.
While feelings are often highly accurate, the real difficulty is that sometimes they can not only be horribly wrong, but most notably we can never know when this will happen.
So there we have it: As the great spiritual teachers all say, 'Always follow your heart. The heart never lies', yet following your heart is the one thing that can get you in trouble real, real fast sometimes.
We have this great sensitive if not invaluable instrument which is known for high levels of subtlety and is often very accurate, and time to time it just throws you a real zinger, and will throw you for a loop.