Might our feelings not be our feelings (Gita Daily)

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Published on Oct 18, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14, Text 22 The Bhagavad-gita (14.22) explains that serious spiritual seekers distance themselves from their feelings by consciously choosing to observe those feelings instead of acting on them. Sometimes our mind gets flooded by negative feelings like hatred toward someone with whom our relationship is strained or hopelessness while tackling a problem that is not going away. When such feelings arise, most of us instinctively identify with them, get carried away and act in ways that we regret later. Or when faced with such feelings repeatedly, we resist them half-heartedly, fretting why we frequently get such feelings, why we have to fight with them so often and why we can’t win the fight once and for all. Overall, these negative feelings imprison us in an under-performing, self-pity mode of functioning. Gita wisdom saves us from such under-performance by targeting its root: our misidentification with our feelings. Read More – http://www.gitadaily.com/2012/01/24/could-our-feelings-be-not-our-feelings/

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