“Your feeling, my feeling, or anyone else’s feeling that something is so adds nothing to the resolution of whether it is so.”
I read this statement in some very welcome feedback and it has been playing on my mind so much I must write
With unreserved respect to the author of this line I absolutely cannot agree with it for both my reason and my psyche/deep emotion/feeling self and every year experience of my conscious life has proved to me otherwise.
Essentially I think beyond a doubt we (we here refers to the human race) have proved that there exists an intense complicated relationship between thought, emotion and external consequences.
I have to say this is almost physically painful to write as I am hyperaware that just about every word I use here has possible explosive consequences given the baggage of interpretation we give to mere letters clustered in groups. This leads to misinterpretations which I swear has become a spectre behind my shoulder the more I write. Anyhow….
We now know in quantum physics that thought, expectation, has an impact on external phenomena.
And we know in mental health/psychological research that the stronger the emotion behind a thought the stronger the impact on the external world.
In psychiatry I learnt early on before I knew any of this that a person’s expectations and emotional states had enormous impact on their external reality, mainly undesirable ones. Though studies done in intentional group prayer and the successes are thought provoking.
As such it seems to me that a feeling, anyone’s feeling does indeed add to the resolution of whether it is so.
And indeed when we put a lot of us together and we combine thought with emotion the impact is extreme.
I have asked for his thought but the topic is of deep interest to me and I wonder if it is to others. Thoughts?