Thinking & Feeling
November 6, 2011
One statement that I used to make a lot early in my life was, I BELIEVE! Not quite so bad is, I THINK!
I’ve come to a place in life where I prefer to be around those who say, I FEEL!
Somewhere back in the early days of marriage I came to a realization that opened my eyes to reality: marriage will do that. When someone tells you what it is that they FEEL, there’s really no argument because it is “their reality”. A person FEELS what they feel and for you to deny their feelings won’t produce good results.
Worst of all though are the GOD SAID people!
How can you argue with people who have heard from God? Of course most have not, they have just heard from their ego that’s told them the best way to close out an argument is to SAY that they’ve heard from God. Edna Zavala (a curandera) puts it like this, “The cosmos is not solely a quantitative measure, cold and precise. Nature is not just a measure that is explained through a concept.”
In other words she’s saying that we learn by intuiting, feeling, and perceiving.
Somehow we in the Western world have learned with our MINDS and INTELLECT only forgetting that we are tied to nature, or as astronaut Edgar Mitchell has put it, “We are made of the same substance as the stars, and we come from them.” When we move away from nature into houses, cars, and offices planted on concrete jungles we lose sight of our true nature and begin to think that we are the center of the universe because we created all that we live in.
When’s the last time you took a hike in the red woods, scaled a mountain, sat beside the oceans surf, or maybe just laid back in a hammock and contemplated your navel? It could change your life! Unfortunately we’ve been taught to THINK instead of FEELING. Maybe life would be better if we did a little of both and listened to what the stars, trees, and plants are telling us. Are you interested?