The Coronation of the Virgin by Tommaso Del Mazza, Louvre, Paris
We are so used to having emotional responses that we are not consciously aware of them. We respond to beauty with emotion. We respond to nature with emotion. We respond to art with emotion. Because we don’t stop to name our feelings, we have not recognized them. In order to encounter immensity within ourselves, we need to stop thinking so much and recognize our emotions more.
“Our emotional life is really dominant over our intellectual life but we do not realize it.” Agnes Martin
To have an emotion engages everything, body mind and soul. The opposite is the case with thought. To have a deep thought it is necessary to separate the mind from the body and soul.