I recently had the honor of being interviewed for an episode of the Hallway Chats podcast. It was a lot of fun! One of the things that came up during the interview is the idea of feeling alone in feeling like an impostor or having social anxiety. I’ve been thinking about this idea and wanted to dig into it a bit here.
Emotions Are Vibrations in the Body
Our emotions exist inside our own individual bodies as vibrations. There are different frequencies of vibrations. There are ones that are faster than others, some that are slower than others, some that are more pleasant than others, and they show up in different areas of the body.
Emotions Are Created by Thoughts
Our feelings are created by thoughts. We have a thought about something and it creates a feeling in our body. Depending upon the thought, it creates a certain vibration in the body.
Feeling Alone in Our Feelings
The reason we may feel like the only person who feels a certain way is because we cannot feel other people’s emotions. They are in their own bodies.
I think when we say we know how someone feels, what is actually happening is we hear them say words such as “I feel like a fraud” and then we have thoughts that those words mean that they feel the way we do when we feel that way.
I don’t think that we can ever really know how someone feels because their emotions are contained within their own bodies. We can’t access them with our own bodies and so we cannot experience them the way they do.