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  • Writer's pictureTony Da Costa

The difference between Emotions, Feelings, & States (I/II)

Updated: Jan 21, 2021

Whether you are looking for a better understanding of your feelings, in full personal development, or living a twin flame relationship, this article that I offer you today is absolutely vital for you to have a better self-understand.

All individuals are made of four consciousnesses clearly identifiable. By this, we mean that the human being (man or woman) exists first of all in a physical body which allows him to experience multiple things…

Since you were born, your body indicates to you precise perceptions through the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. These senses are intensely connected to our body and it is impossible to deny their existence. To perceive these purely physical sensations indicate to us our first consciousness, namely “physical consciousness.”

Understanding these sensations allows us to discover the second consciousness responsible for analyzing our senses and life events, namely “intellectual consciousness.”

In addition to these physical sensations, there are other more subtle perceptions and unknown to many. In this article, we will talk about the non-physical senses located in the “emotional consciousness”.

There are three types of sensations that happen in "the emotional consciousness" and we will detail them together.

First, there are the emotions, then, the feelings, and finally, the states.

The majority of people completely ignore the specifications of each of them, and the New Age Movement tends to get all three of them confused.

So let's understand each of them together…

Emotions, feelings and states

What is an emotion?

An emotion is a non-physical sensation, acute and visible on the face.

Here we are not speaking in any circumstances about the five physical senses, but about the five so-called fundamental emotions, namely: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear.

By "acute," we mean that emotion is sudden, possible to be anticipated. It is fleeting; it will not last in the medium or long term. It only exists in the immediate or very short term.

Let's take an example as a reference to our demonstration here: Your best friend announces to you the beginning of her pregnancy. You will probably feel overwhelmed with joy and then a smile will appear on your face. That smile will not last for an hour, nor for ten minutes.

This emotion will quickly vanish and become something else, but what?

To be continued.


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