We are often told to get in touch with them. We are often told to keep them in check. We are often told and taught to repress them. In certain schools of Eastern thought we are taught to just be aware of and to observe them as they are impermanent and ever changing. There is truth to all of this, yet however one looks at it, we cannot really become a healthy human being without them. Obviously, I am referring to our feelings. How do we get over this Western notion, this love affair with the intellect, to balance heart and mind, to become the whole, authentic, and integrated people we are meant to be? Let’s explore this balancing act of what it means to be human; let’s talk about feelings.