If you haven’t the feeling word in your vocab, chances are you will not feel it – ever!

Class participants created a feelings list last night from their own vocabulary.  As the list developed we noticed the focus was on what I would call the unmet need scale of feelings.  This  included: sad, hurt, angry, frustrated, etc. The list did not include one feeling that I would call the met need scale of feelings such as: happy, joyful, peace, calm, etc. Imagine if we don’t have this in our vocabulary we don’t know how to experience it. Our brain simply doesn’t have this experience to draw from if we don’t recognize it. “If we don’t use it we lose it.”

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One response to “If you haven’t the feeling word in your vocab, chances are you will not feel it – ever!

  1. Renee Lindstrom

    Reblogged this on teens 4 peace and commented:

    If our kids only learn feelings from the unmet need scale of emotions this may be their life experiences. This will shape their perceptions and choices.

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