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"In all cases, emotions are humanity's motivator and its omnipresent guide." --Lewis, Amini and Lannon, MDs
"A poem begins as a lump in throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a love sickness. It is never a thought to begin with." -- Robert Frost
When you're stuck and can't seem to make a decision, remember difference between a thought and feeling. We need to sort out what we think from what we feel because our feelings are what best guide our decisions.
We can gather all thoughts, facts and data in world, but we'll never have enough data for important decisions, or even unimportant ones, and ultimately we have to rely on our gut feelings.
"In small matters, trust your head," said Freud, "and in large matters, your heart."
What is a feeling? A feeling is "a lump in throat"--a bodily sensation first, and when we get in touch with how our body is reacting to situation at hand, we have a touchstone for what's really going on.