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.”
If you haven’t the feeling word in your vocab, chances are you will not feel it – ever!
Posted on March 19, 2013