reply to post by Zerbst
We don't actually believe this feeling comes from our actual heart
Certainly feelings come from the heart. Think about it. When you feel joy or pain, where do you feel it? In your heart
. Oh sure...you can
speculate that the brain is involved, "interprets" the data, etc. But if you cut your hand, where do you feel the pain? In your hand. The hand may
be "trasmitting a signal" to the brain for interpretation, but regardless of the brain being involved, the origin of the signal sensation was still
Similarly, I suggest that emotion does come from/through the heart.
Please share your own personal beliefs on this.
I'm not entirely certain that these things are "manufactured" in the physical body at all. Rather, they may be channeled through
organs from an entirely external, non-physical source. But...lines of distinction may start to get vague. You can feel an emotion in your heart, but
that emotion may also register as secondary effects in the physical body. Your love and fear cause changes in heart rate, blood pressure, etc., and
these effects are very much experienced in the entire physical body at large.
What about subconscious thoughts? Unlike emotions, this phenomenon could be
argued as a definite function of the brain, but is it really?
These things might very well function in layers. You yourself differentiate between conscious and subconscious. Much of our experience may be
similarly layered. It's possible that some amount of our experience does in fact originate in purely chemical processes in various organs. And it's
possible that some layers of the experience do not originate in the physical form at all, but rather are channeled, as through
But, as we journey further into speculation...at some point the "layers" become more vague. Is your mind a part of your body? I think most people
would say no. But some schools of eastern thought suggest that it is. Simply a layer
of your body that manifests in a subtlely different
manner. You've probably heard of the notion of the astral body
laying alongside the physical. Why
not emotional and mental bodies as well?
If so...then experiences of thought and emotion might not actually be originating or travelling through your physical heart or brain at all, except as
relatively inconsequential chemical side effects. The real experience...the emotion itself, the thought itself...really occurs in the emotional and
mental bodies...and the real you
is experiencing all of these bodies simultaneously in addition to the physical body.