Many of us do not realize that while we have our thoughts in our minds, we experience our feelings in our bodies. What do I mean by that? Simply that our experience of our feelings is typically felt viscerally in our bodies…in the knot in our stomach, or the tightness in our chest, or in the relaxed happiness of our smile.
When we go to a movie theater we don’t look at the projector to see what is going on in the movie. We look at the screen. Even though the movie originates in the projector, it is played out on the screen. In some ways our bodies are the screen for our feelings. It is by paying attention there that we will understand what we are feeling.