To shed new light on the importance of self-care, it is fundamental to pinpoint the role of the emotional life for this process of self-inquiry. The action of knowing raises ethical issues, even more when dealing with the intimate essence of the person; respecting a delicate ethics is the ground for dealing with such investigation.
After an analysis of philosophical and spiritual examples, which focus on feelings and affective education, I provide a phenomenological account that introduces some methods for self-understanding and a possible self-transformation.
The paper follows this path:
- The emotional side of the life of the mind
- The culture of feeling
- Reflecting on feeling
- Affective self-understanding
- The subject of affective self-understanding
- Method of the self-understanding process
- Reflection which transforms
- The logos of feeling
- The life feeling
- For a possible transformation
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