Not all feelings need to be paid attention to. Don’t waste time with feelings that are not helpful to leading a flourishing life. Similarly not all thoughts are worth following.
Sensations are made of both raw data and our concepts about them. We usually focus on our concepts about sensations that arise. Often we are told to work with our concepts, rather we are attracted to the sensation or repulsed. But I never thought to just drop all that and look at the raw data of a sensation. Pre-consept. Interesting. I only caught a glimpse but this has captured my interest.
Hope you have an awesome day!
Credits — Sam Harris
This journal is meant as a reminder to encourage my future self. Where I work on my mental fitness and ‘adulting’. A reminder to him to operate in the world with love and compassion and some tips put together in a moment of clarity to help him when he is less clear and caught up in stuff the he can’t control. Continue the conversation anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org.