Despite the fact that many people use the terms interchangeably, there are a few differences between the two.
Feelings and emotions are like two sides of the same coin: similar yet distinct.
An emotion is a physical reaction that occurs when one sees a situation from his or her own egoic perspective. So pleasure and pain are feelings, including thrill, excitement, desire, pride, attachment, and fear as well as negativity, mistrust, and disdain. Emotions, also known as moods, are carried through the body by the water element, which accounts for 70% of its mass.
We frequently assume that a certain method of thinking would lead to a certain emotion; nevertheless, thinking does not have to lead to feelings. Only when your mind is loaded with negativity does your energy field encounter a substantial amount of resistance, which emerges as a physical sensation. This physiological sensation of resistance brought on by a thinking emotion is referred to as “resistance.” In other words, emotion cannot be created without “resistance.”
Feelings, on the other hand, are connected to one’s bigger reality, or Dharma, and originate from the heart. As a result of feelings, some acts that promote one’s true nature are carried out. Feelings, unlike emotions, are something you may choose from your spirit’s depths. Feelings act as an internal compass that assists in intuition development.
Feelings are the “inputs” you can perceive, such as cold or hot. Your emotional sense, which may be activated by a thought that creates a melancholy perception, might make you feel “sad” (or by the emergence of a “stored-up” feeling triggered by a previous thought of sorrow).
Emotions are reactions to external events, whereas feelings are divine.
In the midst of what should be your most horrifying experience, you may also feel a sense of excitement, passion for life, or tranquility.