Close your eyes, clear your mind and feel. When was the last time you actually allowed yourself to feel? Anything. Feeling is risky, feeling is scary, feeling is human. Why is that in this current day and age do we do so much to remove the feeling from our lives? Anger is feeling, sadness is feeling, uncertainty is feeling, love is feeling, lust is feeling, why when these aspects of what makes the world go round do we shut these feelings down? Ok, so yes there is a bit of hard science mixed in with why the world goes round, damn Galileo, Kepler and all the other hooligans whom have rocked the collective consciousness. I suppose now you're going to tell me there were dinosaurs?!
The reason I bring this up is that I sitting at the computer doing a number of mindless tasks and have some music floating out of my speakers. There was a brief moment, oh so brief where I was lost in the feeling of the music. The music, the voice, everything just permeated through my body. It took my breath away.
When I came out of the state, I thought to myself, damn that was cool. I want more of that please!
I think I understand why feeling is reserved. You are vulnerable. Vulnerability allows the unexpected to enter your life. Instinctively we want to protect ourselves. So the project for today is to feel. Allow yourself to feel even if it is a moment. Go on, you can do it. Let me know what your experience was like.
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
~ William S. Burroughs