How does it feel to feel?
Hey. Feelings have feelings too... What I mean is that we always talk about feelings in this abstract way. Point to happy. Point to iffy. Point to slightly mischievous. Now point to your spine. Your feet. Your neck. Physical zones of our bodies are verifiable sources of actual feelings. As in - my heart is pounding and my stomach feels like its bloated with battery acid and my head is ringing like the sultan's gong. When one feels good or bad, of course it has some psychological basis, but often there's a strong physical component as well. I'm saying that your ingrown toenail might be causing the dull frustration that's been coloring your behavior.
It's a twist on the old, well-meaning advice - if you want to be happy, smile. But in this case we don't control an action that yields a feeling, it's the reverse: you will exhibit mild panic because your nerves are currently gagging on adrenaline. Or you will feel delusions of grandeur because your brain is taking a bath in the dopamine of invigorating music. Or you feel existential nausea because you ate three heaping plates of "tofu medley" at the Hare Krishna temple.
("Napalm - Can't Beat The Feeling" by Banksy)