What makes a feeling a soul feeling or a worldly feeling isn't whether or not a person gets praise or applause or whether or not a person succeeds or wins, or whether or not a person has power. What makes a feeling a soul feeling is that it comes from the soul, it's genuine in that it's the truth of one's soul, and it is independent of the opinion of others. What makes a feeling a worldly feeling is that it is dependent on the reaction of the world. If how I feel about myself is dependent on how others or the world feel about me, the feeling is a worldly feeling. What helps me avoid getting addicted to worldly feelings is knowing worldly feelings are dependent on the world's reaction, they're triggered from outside me, they're not grounded in me, and they don't last leaving me in the position of chasing the next worldly feeling like any addict.
On Sep 25, 2021 David Doane wrote :