It’s easy to confuse “FEELING” with what people commonly understand as their “feelings” — what we would call emotions. When Three Principles practitioners talk about listening for the FEELING, we are talking about what Sydney Banks called “the silence of our minds.” The FEELING that comes when our minds get quiet and we are open to wisdom is peace of mind, contentment, ease, a sense of connection to the energy of life. It is not an emotion; it is quietude. Paying attention to our ever-changing emotions to search for the FEELING there is pointless. The FEELING of peace is before thought. Feelings are shadows of our thoughts.