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Re: feeling as choices llrrrpp

Posted by pseudoname on July 2, 2006, at 19:28:03

In reply to Re: feeling as choices? pseudoname, posted by llrrrpp on July 2, 2006, at 16:13:14

> sometimes feelings are habits.

Like feeling hungry when you hear a bell? Feelings can be conditioned as responses, but that's different than what we usually mean by "habits", which are under presumptively voluntary control. I don't think feelings can be habits in that sense.

Except for your recent experiences, which I don't deny. I try to imagine, like what you described, subtly changing the direction of my feelings voluntarily. It feels like the attention exercises in mindfulness training. Like, "Look! There's some confidence! Pay attention to that!" And so on.

Maybe that's not similar to what you describe. But for me, it takes away that choice aspect and my intellectual world is secure again.




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