When My Feelings Extend Only to Me

When My Feelings Extend Only to Me
pencil on paper
Series: 
Power and Love
11in x 17in

In my experience, while it's healthy to get in touch with one's feelings and emotions, it can also be toxic to dwell there extensively.  It's easy to become so focused our own feelings and emotions that we by-pass the possibility to perceive and experience the outside world through our feeling life.  Do you use your feelings as an organ of perception, for the moods in nature, for subtleties in art and culture and language, as a means of understanding history, as a way of getting to know someone?  Are you unfeeling, or caught up in your own need to feel a certain way?