When we say it feels like…., it’s because it’s usually literally felt.
We feel that something is a certain way. And we do so for two reasons. First, because of the sensation, and then because these sensations are associated with certain images and words. The images and words give the sensations a meaning, and the sensations give the images and words a charge, and sense of solidity and reality. And this happens because the images and words are associated with – or “stuck to” – the sensations.
It’s seems almost ridiculously simple, and it is, in a way. It can be embarrassingly simple, when we see it. And along with that comes a realization that what seemed so real and true, may not be. After all, it was a sensation that made it seem so, and a sensation is…. a sensation. It’s not something that can really tell us how something is.
– it feels like
– whenever something feels like, it’s literal
– it does feel like it, it’s sensation associated with images and words, giving these images and words a charge, a sense of solidity and reality
We feel that something is a certain way. And the reason we do so, is because the sensations are associated with certain images and words in our mind, giving these images and words a charge, a sense of solidity and reality. The story created by these images and words feels true, because it’s associated with – or “stuck to” – these sensations.