We wouldn't attempt a journey to an unfamiliar destination without a map. We wouldn't refuse to look at the road signs. When it comes to the journey of life, we've been trained to ignore the indications that we're on our paths--our feelings.
I've selected the following quotations to encourage readers to listen to the voice of truth within, the one that speaks to them alone.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. --Maya Angelou
Better to be without logic than without feeling. --Charlotte Bronte
By going along with feelings, you unify your emotional, mental and bodily states. When you try to fight or deny them, you divorce yourself from the reality of your being. --Jane Roberts
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. --George Santayana
Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. --Alexandre Dumas
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion.
When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear. --Buddha
Successful people have cultivated the habit of never denying to themselves their true feelings and attitudes. They have no need for pretenses. --David Harold Fink
We often have need of a profound philosophy to restore to our feelings their original state of innocence, to find our way out of the rubble of things alien to us, to begin to feel for ourselves and to speak ourselves, and I might almost say to exist ourselves. --Georg C. Lichtenberg
You can't expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you can't expect to experience positive feelings all the time. The Law of Emotional Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings but also to refuse to get stuck in the negative ones. --Greg Anderson
All great discoveries are made by men whose feelings run ahead of their thinking.
--Charles H. Parkhurst
Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. --Audre Lorde
"Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain." --Kahlil Gibran
Unconditional acceptance of feeling then allows the person maximum learning, evolvement, and attunement. --Ceanne Derohan
Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it's just death.--Lena Horne
I would rather feel things in extreme than not at all. --Bonnie Raitt
It isn't intellect that connects us to other people; it is feeling. --Charles Fowler
The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transform.--Jiddu Krishnamurti
Atrophy of feeling creates criminals. --Anais Nin
If you think feeling good is a result of doing well, you've got it backward. Thanks to the configuration of the
human nervous system, the emotions have to be in place first.
--Dr. James E. Loehr
What we feel is as true a fact as what we think. --Hugh Black
We know the truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart. --Blaise Pascal
Every human feeling is greater and larger than its exciting cause-a proof, I think, that man is designed for a higher state of existence. --Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Emotions become more violent when expression is stifled. --Philo
By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it --Joseph Collins
My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle. --D. H. Lawrence
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. --Albert Einstein
We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs. --Bertrand Russell
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. --Carl Jung
Love means the body, the soul, the life, the entire being. We feel love as we feel the warmth of our blood, we breathe love as we breathe air, we hold it in ourselves as we hold our thoughts. Nothing more exists for us.--Guy de Maupassant
Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality. --Brian Tracy
"It's not sissy to show your feeling." --Diana, Princess of Wales