We create with emotions and when we are disconnected from certain emotions we erroneously think up scenarios and goals we can pursue that could produce those feelings. For instance, we feel disconnected from abundance or stillness, so we think if we buy luxurious things or declutter or read books that teach us that, we’ll end up accessing those emotions but that’s false. That’s why people pour so much into dreams and careers that they end up feeling unfulfilled from. Action or thought can’t reconnect you to a lost feeling.
So much in the world goes wrong when we apply the same analytical and predictable methods we use in scientific approaches, because we warp and distort what we mistakenly assume is broken. A disconnection in feeling entails a mental block that disrupts the internal flow of clarity. This is either by cognitive dissonance where an internal value clashes with the world view we’ve come to adopt externally, or a resistance to the consequences of embodying those feelings. So the issue isn’t the feeling but the unaccounted for and hitherto unknown mental factor that puts a spoke in the wheel of holistic (well)being.
Are we taught this? No. Why? Because we overvalue and overestimate the known and possessed, so much so that we are willing to give up emotional freedom for a bit of control. But what you control limits you. What you can’t control forces you to step inside yourself and become a whole you instead of a part of everything else.