The Common Misperception and Significance on "Feeling Good"
If I would ask most people right now about how they feel, most of them would reply “good”. The answer to this question is so common in our modern human society, that the meaning of the word itself in this context has become dull and meaningless. Everyone answers the same thing to the same question. Even though it’s understandable considering it’s a quick and simple answer, we mostly stop ourselves from searching for words beyond from what we are used using in this regard. What else are we supposed to say, right? But are you really “feeling good” and if this question is asked so commonly among people in personal conversations, then what does the essence or its importance hold? What does it actually mean to “feel good”?
Everyone has a different perspective on what it actually signifies. What I want to disclose is the actual importance of “feeling good”. What feeling good actually means and how to become more aware of the state of “feeling good” and the embodiment of it. Learning this you will discover a whole new perspective on life, as well as your own life. To feel good is more than to feel happy, content or excited about external circumstances. There really is more to it than just that. It has a great deal to do with acceptance of what is. Only by accepting your current reality, you will be able to feel good. When there is resistance, you are resisting where you are currently, thus automatically you are discontent, unsatisfied and you are certainly not feeling good.
“How are you?”, “oh, I’m good”. What are you referring to? Your material, maternal or emotional aspect of life? When we ask this question to someone, we mean to refer to it as a general indicator on how someone is doing in life. Their response, which is “good”, generally also referres to their general life situation. We are certainly not doing anything wrong by asking someone how they are doing, neither do they by replying that they are doing good. My point is to bring in the awareness of becoming aware of the subject itself. Meaning, there’s a conversation or better said an interest in how someone is doing. Now you should ask yourself if you’re the one answering the question, “how am I really?”. Becoming truly aware of this question and its true meaning while someone is asking you how you feel, activates your subconscious mind to wake up and analyse. It gives you the opportunity to become consciously alert and truly think and become honest with yourself and others and explore the actual meaning of what it means to feel good. You must become aware of what the meaning behind the subject here is. Many people don’t feel good at all the majority of their lives. They don’t know how to feel good. If they knew, they wouldn’t feel depressed, anxious or worried as much. It’s the fact that they are uninformed and thus incapable to attain the how, that they remain feeling not good, more than they do feel good.
The act of self-knowledge can move mountains, in all regards of life. Once we know something, we are handed the opportunity to accomplish or achieve. The fact that the majority of the world population doesn’t know what “to feel good” is actually about, raises many cultural problems. We can see this in escapism regarding substance abuse; drugs, alcohol and prescriptive medication, as well as depression, personality disorders, violence, diseases etc. The list goes on and on. Many people have a distorted, limited and destructive view on what it means to feel good. Their perspective does more harm than good for themselves, as well as the collective consciousness, and in return causes many personal and worldly complications and consequences. One’s upbringing has a great deal to do in how a person views life and either it has helped them evolve mentally and spiritually or it has done the quite opposite. Everyone is different and thus deals differently in regards to circumstances. You can’t say that because someone had a rough or bad childhood, that therefore the child will become a depressed or unsuccessful adult later in life. Genetics definitely take part in this, but it depends on so many other things as well, such as the external environment; education, nurturing and even nutrition.
All of these factors take part in who we become as an individual and therefore shape our view of the world and how we look at and define things. A person might say that they feel good, but in reality earns just enough to get by, has succumb to feeling lonely and has accepted that life is a continuous struggle full of hurdles, rather than an exciting adventurous journey. While this person might not necessarily be lying when someone asks them how they feel and their response to it is “good”, it just shows how different someone’s take on life can be based on their life experiences. They have become conditioned to view life a certain way, which in turn reflects back their personal reality. The problem is that they are unaware that it’s their conditioning of the manner in which their subconscious mind is wired, that’s causing all the discomfort in their life. The ultimate sad part is that they accept the conditions in which they find themselves to be in, which perpetuates their dreadful circumstances. It’s living life based on limits, not living limitless. There are little limits as to what you can or can’t achieve. We decide for ourselves what is possible based on our core beliefs. To change our inner state, we must change our perception. To change our perception, we must think differently. If we do that, we will create a new reality. We will create a reality in which “feeling good” has a totally different meaning, a true meaning.