“Feeling” Haiku #22

“Feeling” Haiku #22
By Jennifer Kiley
© trans-graphics by j. kiley
December Month of the Haiku 31 days 31 haiku #22

la dernière étoile sur la droite by j. kiley © Jennifer Kiley 2012

profond dans l’âme par j. kiley © Jennifer Kiley 2012

Philip Glass-Glass Reflections

6 thoughts on ““Feeling” Haiku #22

  1. “I’m not in search of sanctity, sacredness, purity; these things are found after this life, not in this life; but in this life I search to be completely human: to feel, to give, to take, to laugh, to get lost, to be found, to dance, to love and to lust, to be so human.” ~ C. JoyBell C. ~


    • “For our part, when we feel, we
      evaporate; ah, we breathe
      ourselves out and away; with each new
      we give off a fainter scent. True,
      someone may tell us:
      you’re in my blood, this room, Spring
      is filled with you . . . To what end?
      S/He can’t hold us,
      we vanish within her/him and around her/him.”
      ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies ~


    • I will learn to understand that feeling is different than emotion. We “feel” emotions. Maybe if I heard a metaphor describing the difference. Is “feeling” a category and “emotions” an assortment of elements in that category? Need to work on this one. Thank you for the nomination for Blog of the Year Award. I have swooped in like Santa and left you a message and accepted the Award. Thank you. But back to the “feeling” & “emotions”…please would you help me with this so I understand. thank you. jk


      • Feeling is the function. Emotions are the different reactions to intervening events. We ‘feel’ emotional response with the Feeling Function. It is an organ of conscious perception. Feeling is a different form of intelligence to the Thinking Function which helps us to order, sift, compartmentalise, categorise an object, or set of data. Whereas, The Feeling Function, tells us whether that object is agreeable or not…just as important an evaluation. Emotions can only be evaluated and consciously perceived with The Feeling Function. If our Feeling Function is not well-developed, we don’t know what we are feeling. We cannot define, name or recognise emotion, which is why, I spent a life-time teaching people how to develop their Feeling Function as an organ of consciousness. It really helps us to understand emotions.


        • I would like to further discuss this with you. The Feeling Function is rather complicated. I had for a long time a real difficulty identifying emotions. There cause and effect. Whether they made me crazy to have them. Emotions have always confused me because of their power and how much they can control someone. When you are available I would love to continue this discussion further. thank you for this information. I appreciate it very much. jennifer.


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