Emotion is very human while feeling is universal. The fact that humans are so obsessed with their emotions is why they're loosing contact with the pain and suffering their emotive behaviour is having on those who depend on them.
Mammals feel deeply and we share this because we ARE mammals, whether we want to recognise this or not.
Humans control deep feelings with emotive behaviours the most predominant of which is language and how we use language to think and express how we think we are feeling.
Change your thinking, change your life (which represents our cover) is based on the premise that thinking, in your language of culture or choice, can over rule the natural (feeling) order of the body. You can process what you want to see differently by simply shifting your thought processes like the actor of your own play. This is why I think, emotions are not the root of humans, but the creation. Emotions are not a remnant of an animal instinct, but the product of a thinking mind. A mind that has become used to putting tags on feelings, whether those tags clearly identify what is being felt or not. Human language has the power to convince its own mind that what it feels isn't true and nothing is a finer example of this than the industrialised practices of stoicism. http://www.iep.utm.edu/stoicmind/ I'm sure there are other, even better, examples, and if you know of them, please share.
© Chris Tyne 4/02/2016