With years of practice, many of us have learned how to hide or deny our feelings. Some of us, to the extend that we are unable to recognize what we feel at the exact moment, and some have gone as far as to only notice numbness within themselves. As if the feelings would not inhabit their lives. An extremely smart and pretty teenager asked me last Sunday how could she know what she felt, and suddenly it became so clear to me how
Our feelings keep us company throughout our life. They are always there, and it is up to us to detect them, give them a correct name, meaning, and process them. The way we process our feelings can become complex and confusing, in some ways not acceptable to society, and without knowing the words for each feeling, they become difficult to be communicated to others.