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The Unnamed Feeling

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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 05:39 AM
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The strange feeling you get when you hear about other people's lives and experiences who you have not thought about for a long time. What kind of places they have visited, people they have met, significant others they have formed relationships with, jobs they are working, events they have attended and so on. The sensation is best experienced when browsing social media platforms such as Facebook or Instagram, where the life experiences of others is catalogued. (I know some will say I should cut ties with these things, but they are not the only things that bring forth the unnamed feeling, and I suppose they are a form of socialising anyway.)

Maybe it's because I live a rather boring, uneventful life, the experiences of others seem to fascinate me? Perhaps I have attachment issues to the past that I cannot let go of and when I see others moving forward with their lives, this fills me with a sense of envy? I cannot quite put my finger on the meaning behind the strangeness of the feeling. To complicate things further, I can remember having similar feelings years back — even at a time when I wasn't old enough to be nostalgic or bitter about the past.

While I'm not fully sold on the existence of the soul, I can't disregard that a part of my "higher self" has some unresolved issues in the non-physical plane that could be responsible for this potent feeling. I am also aware that the emptiness/sadness that is (strangely) usually linked to this feeling could be due to depression/anhedonia. However, those latter feelings were not always a part of the "unnamed feeling" and seem to amplify the effects of that sensation, not spring them into existence.




posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 05:52 AM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

i get a strange feeling when i listen to certain songs and lines from songs. it starts in the stomach and runs up the back and up the back of the neck, its amazing i love it.
i can also get get teary eyed when i see someone getting a good break in life, this happens a lot on undercover boss, its like a rush of compassion that leaves me crying in happiness like a wee girl that got a pony for xmas.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 07:44 AM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

I used to know what you are talking about I think.. Or I at least had a similar feeling. I think I decided it was nostalgia for the future I wasn't going to make because I wasn't on the path to making it, so I missed my future I could make happen but for sure wouldn't make happen.. I don't know if this is what you're talking about, but it came up looking at other peoples lives.. Sometimes it just pops up..

I could explain it better but I havn't had it in some time. but if I am remembering correctly it has a creepy feeling to it, the same as when I think about the past and how certain moments will never ever happen again.. like it's "unfair" the universe is made this way.. how can things end?

it defintitely is some psychological fears I have or had, haha

I believe in souls.
Maybe you are sparking a memory of what you were suppossed to be doing here, but you went off course or you are going to go off course in the future and you are preemptively "sad" about it.. ? ? ?



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 07:52 AM
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I may be misunderstanding, are you talking about "Emotion", or some other "feeling"? Nostalgia, etc?
edit on 30 by AshFan because: I was an ass



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 08:03 AM
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a reply to: AshFan

yes and condescendence is a great trait, isn't it...



posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 08:33 PM
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Sorry for my late replies, I completely forgot about this thread.

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a reply to: Davg80

I can definitely relate to those experiences as well. I wonder if they are a type of ASMR?

Either way, it's an experience that is more potent than a mere physical sensation.

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a reply to: Reverbs

I can relate, somewhat, to what you are describing, thanks for sharing your interesting views.

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a reply to: AshFan

I didn't see your original reply so no harm done...

In terms of describing it as a feeling, physical and mental sensation or an emotion, I am not certain. The best way I can describe it is as a type of experience. (Not trying to be cryptic, I just don't know how to accurately express what exactly it is.)

edit on 3/10/2016 by Dark Ghost because: formatting



posted on Oct, 4 2016 @ 11:53 AM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

wow, thanks for the link mate, now i have a name for that tingly feeling up the back of my neck when i lift to an uplifting song.
the thing you are talking about is probably more like my second example, and it could be a sense of unfulfillment, like with me and my unexpected crying at people getting some good fortune, maybe we feel that it should be us, but we are not the type of people to be sad at other people's good fortune.... so the only other alternative is to be happy for them.



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