“I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Having recently talked about the ups and downs of life and a week when we experienced what might be called extremes of feeling, this week we put feelings in the spotlight. How are you feeling right at this very moment as you read this? We all have feelings, they’re an intrinsic part of our human experience, but what are they and what purpose do they serve? What is a feeling? How do you describe what a feeling is? Something to do with emotions - an emotional response A physical manifestation of our emotions. A notion about something. A bodily reaction representing our immediate response to a situation - a gut instinct. Dictionary definitions of a feeling include: “An emotional state or reaction.” “A strong emotion” – like ‘I love you’ “An idea or belief, especially a vague or irrational one.” E.g. ‘He had a feeling he was being watched.’ That’s what feelings are but what’s the point of fee