Nothing You Feel is Real

The idea, popular in self-help culture, that everything we feel is real may at first be liberating, but inevitably it becomes a trap.

The experiences of your past have collected within your body and predispose your neurology; everything you see and feel is experienced through this filter. The feelings of your past play out as your feelings about the future as a response to the present moment.

Allowing ourselves to be guided by more than just intellect by becoming aware of our feelings and the emotional experiences in our bodies is useful and important, but when we live by the body’s desires and revulsions without challenging their veracity we become trapped by them.

The truth is – there is no freedom in truth.

Do not turn your feelings into a false god.

Loving you, JP ❤️