It is often difficult to answer the question: How do you feel? It is daunting really to pin point exactly what it is that you feel at that moment.
Sometimes is because the feeling is complex, would require an explanation.
Sometimes we are just so not used to talk about our feelings that we are lost for words. Other times we are so scared to reveal what we feel, we get lost in trying to translate our sensations into something acceptable.
The reason good therapists always ask you about how you feel, it is not to torture you in one of the ways described above, but uniquely because emotion matters.
It is my firm believe that in order to heal your psyche you inevitably need to heal also the rest of you: your mind, your soul and your body of course. It has been rediscovered already some time and it is in the meantime a well-accepted fact, that there is a synergic relationship between our psyche and our body. There are many way to explain this concept and there are many experiment done to prove this. However, it would be too dispersive to go too much into that, I believe, and it wouldn’t make much of a difference.
What I want to share that is really relevant and useful for you is how can you look at your body when you are suffering psychically. If you notice your negative emotions are taking too much space in your life and in your mind, this is particularly useful for you.