Our feelings are not the same as our emotions. Feelings come before emotions. Feelings are tangible, non-conceptual, visceral, embodied, immediate.
Emotions are feelings that have been overlaid with filters – they are like a photograph that has been doctored with a preset. The filter makes them more palatable, more socially recognizable, more consistent with the expectations of reality.
Fall into this image.
Touch it with your eyes.
Pay attention to its sounds.
Breathe in its colors.
Absorb its textures, rub it against your skin.
Now…how do you FEEL about it?