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Name that Feeling. Is That Your Final Answer?

Carrying on a conversation with ourselves forces us to light up some neurons in the higher mind portion of our brain which automatically causes a healthy "brownout"in our lower primal mind. We have only a finite amount of electricity. Sometimes our feelings get a chance to dig in and entrench themselves when we are the most unaware that they are going on. To balance this we can call ourselves on what we have going on feeling wise. We can say something like: "Oh yes, I recognize this. This is depression," or, "Perhaps there might be a little mania occurring at the moment." How is this helpful? The worst part about feelings is when we forget they are not us and we limit ourselves to what we are feeling instead of seeing feelings as simply one part of the picture of life and we are the artist, not the canvas.

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