Friday, October 15, 2010

We are all connected...

Have you heard about this website? It is amazing! Apparently it scans the internet (blog sites and twitter..?) for statements with the words "I feel" in it. It then compiles everything into this amazing visual database to essentially view what people are feeling around the world. There is something about the way they lay it out that results in a profound visual for me. I often feel like emotions are floating around in this scrambled colorful way like this. We all feel these emotions, yet we rarely share in that connection. Its amazing to think that we could just select this emotional dot and instantly feel more connected to those around us. What would happen if we all chose to do that in real life? Wouldn't the world be a more congruent, connected, and generally better place if we were true to ourselves and our emotions?

I love that they chose that name also, we always answer "oh Im fine," why do we do this? Why can't we say what we are really feeling when everyone knows that "fine" is just a way to hide all that colorful emotion under a blanket of gray!

Anyways, check the site out. They have a bunch of features so you can choose to look at only one feeling (people who feel alone, happy, or anxious for example). Or if you pick the "madness" option, you see all emotions at once. I like this one because you can click on one that states a profound emotion that you really react to..and then a second later click on one that says "I feel like dancing" or something simple like that. You can click on the squares rather than the dots and it shows a feeling imposed onto a picture. I love these ones...
I am such a proponent of attending to emotions and becoming congruent with how they are presented. I love the visual that this site presents in relation to that concept. Ironically, I don't feel like I am portraying exactly what it is about this site that hits such an emotional chord for me. I think there are just no words for how some things make you feel. Maybe I just have this strong reaction because I am such an empath, but I really think it is awesome. I hope you guys do too...

1 comment:

rachelgab said...

That is really cool!