Feelings and Emotions
There are some of us who feel God’s presence. It may be during daily meditation when we are still and disconnected from the outer world. It is a knowing, without words, that God is love.
The feelings of love, joy, and peace are gifts from God, intuitive, and independent from outer influences. They lift us and enhance both our inner and outer lives.
Emotions, however, are based on outer conditions, relationships, and experiences. They are triggered by our senses, those very unreliable sights and sounds. Emotions are active in the outer world of duality: good/ bad, well/ sick, right/ wrong.
Christ Jesus taught Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” John 7:24 Distinguishing between feeling and emotion and nurturing feelings of love, peace, gratitude, and forgiveness builds righteous judgment.