A misunderstanding that arises from talk about the Principles is the idea of “listening for a feeling” or “following your feelings.” When we create thoughts, images in our mind, Consciousness allows us to recognize our thoughts and to understand whether they are helpful. Our feelings provide feedback. When our thoughts are producing negative feelings, that tells us it is time to quiet down, clear our heads, take a break from our personal thinking. When our thoughts are producing positive feelings, we can trust our thinking and take our thoughts to heart. Our feeling state is not something to indulge or examine, but simply a guidance system to let us know when we need to quiet down.