"There is no feeling without a thought. There is no feeling or thought without a corresponding physical response. We are not many. We are one.
"It is a mistake for any of us to so divide ourselves into segments that we lose the sense of ourselves as holistic beings. There is no thought without a feeling. However by singling out a specific aspect of how we as people function, in this case the emotions, specific care can be given on that aspect. Feelings have the power to both take us to heaven and pitch us into hell. Feelings are perfectly capable of telling us the saving truth as well as sending us on the road to destruction. Feelings are powerful. As with all powerful things the task is to control and manage that power so it works to the person's benefit.
"Feelings must be understood for what they are and where they originate if the person experiencing them is to gain a life of sobriety, balance and serenity."
Earnie Larsen, http://www.changeisachoice.com/