Feeling Emotions

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BERTHE MORISOT – “Summer day”, 1879 – London, National Gallery – oil on canvas, 45-75 cm. – view high resolution image
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“In his book Descartes’ Error, neuroscientist Antonio Damasio describes how a patient who could not access emotion spent more than thirty minutes trying to choose between two appointment times.
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Using logic only, the patient’s detailed analysis still did not lead to a decision.
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According to Damasio, we need the body’s instincts when making decisions because its memories of wobbliness in the legs (fear), pleasantness in the gut (joy) or heaviness in the body (fatigue) reinforce what we feel in the present moment.
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The ability to access knowledge from the body — both in the moment and from the past — is especially helpful in situations requiring trust.
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Feel your emotions fully, let the ego’s storyline fade, then release the emotion and come back to now.
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