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Short Study of Social Anxiety #00862

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I walk out of the front door of my block and point myself in the direction of the shop. As I emerge I sense that the “bad family” neighbours might be there. Sure enough my senses pick up their trace even though I have only seen the vague shapes of people out of the corner of my eye. I am dressed more smartly and my hair is brushed. I feel that this time the encounter may go better. I focus on “minding my own business” which primarily involves not looking at them, and giving out completely neutral body language. I advance pace by pace, walking quite slowly because my usual rushed walk sometimes arouses attention. As I am nearly passing them I sense the exigencies of ths siutation more clearly and realise instinctively that it is appropriate (or even required) thing to flick my gaze up at them very briefly. as I do I realise that the female, who must be in her early twenties I should think, is actually not at all pretty, contrary to my previous impression of them.
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Written by Luke Dunn

March 28, 2018 at 2:38 pm

Posted in Mental Health, Prose

My Discovery of Feeling

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Feelings are transformative. They change you and while in them your sensed world shifts and changes. feelings contain thoughts, thoughts do not contain feelings because they are the lesser of the two phenomenologically. Each feeling state involves many world-picturings too, of larger or smaller realms of what is.

It’s always this word “Think” isn’t it… People should be heard to say stuff like “I’m feeling about it”, “I need to take some time to feel”, “this issue needs to be felt about” more often.
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Written by Luke Dunn

July 6, 2014 at 9:39 am