January 9th – Inner Polarity
In my understanding thought and feeling (as you describe them) are not polar opposites, they are just two aspects of being.
It seems that our conscious languaging self sits atop a vast mountain of subconscious processes, the output of which you have generally classified as feelings.
It seems that there are many different classes of feelings, some chemically mediated, some mediated by various organs of the body, and some mediated by various different pattern recognition systems within mind (which includes various levels of context).
We require all of that subconscious stuff to exist and do anything in life.
We ignore it at our peril.
Yet it seems also powerful to be aware of its limitations, and where it is likely to lead us astray.
My understanding of the words is very different from yours.
For me, the…
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