"Feelings are Facts"

This remarkable photo shows a man visiting an installation art work called "Feelings are Facts", which is a collaboration between Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and Chinese architect Ma Yansong.

The title of the art work reminds me of what Rhonda Byrne's book The Secret says about feelings. Here's a summary:

  • Our feelings are caused by our thoughts.
  • Our feelings tell us very quickly what we are thinking. We have two sets of feelings: good feelings and bad feelings.
  • Since our thoughts cause our feelings, it is impossible to feel bad and have good thoughts at the same time.
  • Our feelings are communication from the Universe to let us know what we are thinking.
    When we are feeling bad , it is the Universe sending us a warning that we are thinking bad thoughts. We should change our thoughts and think about something good so that good feelings come. We can then have whatever we want in our lives.

In that sense, our feelings are not only facts but also very important signals that we should constantly be aware of and monitor. And they can be adjusted as we change our thoughts. It is perfectly possible to make ourselves feel better or worse. The choice is entirely ours.

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