Tuesday, 21 January 2014

A Thought on Feeling.

The more I think about it, the more it seems to me that feeling is the sole rationale for being. To put it simply: if you care for nothing, if nothing engenders any feeling in you, then nothing that happens is of any consequence.

If I’m right, wouldn’t it mean that the person who feels the strongest, and most readily accepts those feelings, is the one most in touch with the nature of phenomenal reality?

And wouldn’t it further mean that those who advise us to subdue or hide our feelings, except temporarily and for some practical purpose, are working to deny us the very reason to exist?

4 comments:

Jenny Huang said...

Jeff, I'm blocked out of my hotmail account for a month. I wanted to drop this here, if you cared to visit from time to time. I doubt it will be traumatic for you like the last ones were - but I promise nothing :) for company.
http://jenandtonicblog.tumblr.com/

JJ Beazley said...

Couldn't I just follow you into Hades instead? I promise I won't look back this time.

You never promise anything, so what's new?

Still, your wish is... Let me choose my moments though; the Matter of Life has a lot of sharp edges at the moment.

Nice title.

JJ Beazley said...

A month?! Good job I didn't send that email last night, Jen. But I meant every word...

JJ Beazley said...

I read your Tumblr. I couldn't find a way to comment, so maybe you'll pick this up here.

I’ve sent you an e-mail which you’ll get when your account is up again.