"How does that make you feel?"
It's a therapy joke punchline, but do therapists really ask every client that question? Yes. The not-so-funny part is how few people can answer it. For many of us, thinking is simply our default mode as we try to build a safe space for ourselves within the confines of our mind. After all, feelings can't be trusted, right? Feelings are unreliable reactions, right? It's dangerous to be emotional, right?
The mind has been enthroned as our source of control. The subjugation of feeling is celebrated while tears are equated with weakness, especially in men. The demand to separate ourselves from emotion has left most of us with an extremely limited emotional vocabulary as well as an inability to properly identify and process what we are feeling. We are getting this whole thing wrong.
In The Garden Within, Dr. Anita Phillips informs and encourages us to care for our hearts so we can understand our emotions and live free and empowered. The heart has always been our rightful guide; it's time we start listening to it.
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