How Are You Feeling?
What are you feeling right now? Curious or bored? Restless or content? Anxious or serene? None of the above, but plenty of other emotions?
Indigentology sees emotions as messengers, only communicating needs. Whether directly experienced or indirectly as in recollection, this section we will see “emotion” and “need communication” as virtually interchangeable.
What Do You Think?
Emotions can be potent, compelling us to act in ways we may later regret or even deny. This section seeks to unpack this potency, to normalize all of our need communicating emotions.
This normalizing of emotions stems from an indigenous perspective. We’ll extensively use 4-part cycle diagrams of indigenous wisdom to bring this point home. Other perspectives will be integrated as well.
This is also about being engaging. At the bottom of each article is space for your feedback. You are encouraged to share your perspective, your understanding, your wisdom. After all, it’s your needs we are implicitly talking about. Let’s communicate about communicating needs. What do you feel you need right know?
This exploration of need communication is broken down into separate articles, each featuring an illustrative diagram.
Section Outline .
There is no good or bad except for need.
Perceptions of what we regard as good or bad typically begin with a feeling. This theme is broken down into these subsections.
E0000s Overview. Goes into a little further depth what this outline merely introduces.
E0100s Emotion=communication of need. Emotion conveys the cyclic experience of needs.
E0200s Intensity=urgency of felt need. Emotion reports homeostatic need along a continuum of felt intensity.
E0300s Awareness=cognition of felt need. Emotion includes memory of experiencing need and experienced responses to it.
E0400s Decision=relief of felt need. Emotion often includes suggested behavior for relief.
E0500s Conclusion=result of felt need. Emotion provides feedback to response to need.
No. Diagram Article title & summary (click on title or image to open in same window)