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The Science: Presenting my line of investigation into the structure and dynamics of the feeling mind, including the methods, thinking, evidence, and theory.

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Why are we made this way?

Whenever we as explorers discover something new, the very next question that typically arises is, “Why is it this way and not some other?” I shall have more to say about this in later articles, but at this point I think it is important to give you a preview.
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What is a “part?”

Let’s say you’ve tried mapping and moving a feeling state. You’ll notice the feeling state you ended up with has a clear relationship with the first state. The second, ideal state feels more like the “real” you. How did this happen? Or more to the point: what happened?
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Making Sense of Somatosensory Imagery

Let’s take a step back here for a moment. In mapping a feeling state, you had an experience which falls outside most conventional frameworks of explanation. What are we to make of this imagery having such a strong relationship with feeling?
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Are feeling maps real?

You might wonder about the validity of Feelingwork feeling state mapping images. But what does it mean to say that the mapping questions support someone becoming aware of what is “already there” versus simply generating arbitrary products of imagination?
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Varieties of Sadness: Part 2

In today’s post I’m sharing 10 more unique maps of feeling states to which people gave the name Sadness or something similar. Again, see if you can imagine what each unique state might have felt like to the person mapping it.
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What is feeling? Here’s what it’s not.

What is feeling? It’s hard to say, because “saying” requires us to put words to something that has remained ineffable for all of human history. So let me name here and now for you what is not included in the realm of feeling.
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What Feelingwork Reveals About Feelingmind

As we begin to map feeling states, we very quickly discover that feeling is very clearly distinct from the physiological responses of emotion and creates a complex layer of experience between emotion and thought.