Podcasts are one of my favorite ways to get different perspectives on things and explore new ideas. This Invisibilia podcast on emotions is mind exploding. If you like podcasts, check this one out. If you experience emotions, same advice.
If you think you know how emotions work, this podcast will turn your world upside-down. Enough so that you may find yourself arguing that what’s being presented can’t be possible.
Before hearing this, I had a hope that we have more control over how we respond to things than we sometimes think. It’s one of the reasons I started meditating: to learn to not get hooked as much by emotions.
Yet it often feels as if an emotion takes me over, as if I have no “choice” in feeling something. But what if emotion is the interpretation of a physiological feeling? What if it’s a way our body tries to “make sense” of a sensation? What if we do have control?
That’s the idea this episode presents.
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