“Just like the ocean have the taste of salt. This teaching has only one taste, the taste of freedom.” – Buddha.
Only when we understand our feelings which create range of thoughts. We can have the independence to let this thought arise and pass away. Just like all things, suffering or satisfaction, all things will arise and pass away. When there is a start, there always be an end.
We might be confused of feelings (comes from the center of your heart) and other “feelings” that mostly mentioned on our daily activities. Feeling hungry, feeling tired, feeling sleepy, feeling lazy …. these are different from feelings like: sadness, fear, hatred, envy, ruthlessness, indecisiveness, selfish, greed, panic, insecurity, frustration, embarrassment, guilt; including feelings of love, compassion, joy, self-respect, enlighten, sympathy, caring, wisdom, security, and so on… these are the feelings that we never talked about, and yet never been admitted nor expressed.
We, human as animal have natural instinct, like hunger, or wanting to mate (producing offspring/ children). However have the capabilities to reach out the “higher-state”of understanding feelings. Understanding the “deeper feelings” can helps us view our world as what it is, both create happiness or suffering. These feelings have been brought since the beginning of our birth. Indeed we have tendency to learn one or two specific feelings stronger/ deeper than other feelings (from our parents, or our significant others). Or even some of us have the tendency to learn not to feel anything, or to shut our feelings throughout our lifetime.
The feelings that we meant was feelings are like rage (deep anger), envy, ruthlessness, indecisiveness, judgmental, frustration, resentment, selfishness, self-pity, self-center, shame, fear, shock/ trauma, lonely, panic, confuse, hysteria, insecurity, narrow minded, vanity, sadness, grief; including the encounter feelings of love and appreciation, wisdom, self-respect, joy, self-discrimination, openness, assertiveness, clarity, awareness and understanding, sympathy, compassion, humility, equanimity, contentment, peace of mind, wisdom, security, open-minded, easy going and so on. These are feelings that for some reason within the time of our lives has been incubated inside, and for some reason sometimes we are not allowing ourselves to feel or admit nor express these feelings completely and fully.
Ask yourself, how do you feel now? Do you understand the feelings of those words mentioned above?
Other important note to understand is that feelings are different from emotions. Emotions are the quick feedback/ response on certain situation, while feelings has lied for a long time within a self, down deep in the center of heart. For example: “angry people are angry because they have had anger inside them. And that anger might be caused by them being hurt.”