“The feeling is mutual.” It’s a loaded phrase, and a common one with direct translations in many languages.
In the most common terms, it means what it says – the person who says it is saying that they feel the same way you do.
But there is more to it than that, with a lot of subtext and implications – and it also betrays the true nature of the human emotional connection.
Feelings Are Unique
While we all uniquely experience the world and can rarely fully understand each other entirely, we have always managed to connect emotionally.
One way in which we do this is by categorising our feelings.
Let’s take the example of happiness.
What does happiness feel like? Take a second and try to put it into words.
It’s challenging to do. But if someone were to tell you that they are feeling thrilled, you can know pretty much exactly how they feel even though you don’t necessarily know what happiness feels like to them.
Some Feelings Are Mutually Shared
Now consider seeing a close friend that you haven’t seen for a long time.
You tell them that you are happy to see them. They tell you that the feeling is mutual.
This means that you are both feeling the same happiness – and crucially, for the same reason.
If you are both happy but for different purposes, it is not mutual happiness but coincidental happiness.
Mutually sharing a feeling like happiness is how relationships are built, as it provides a “touchstone” for your shared experience.
After all, how we see the world depends a lot on how we feel as we look at it.
The usefulness of being able to connect in this way using such a simple phrase may seem like an extraordinary piece of luck, but it is anything but lucky. It is by design.
The Basis Of Soul Connection Is Mutual Feeling
A soul connection is a two-way thing. A soul cannot be connected to another if that soul is not in turn connected to it.
That’s just the way soul connections work.
So shared feelings and mutual emotion is the bedrock upon which these unique connections are built.
These are the connections that last a lifetime. Sometimes, they last longer than that.
It may be a simple phrase, but next time someone says to you, “the feeling is mutual”, you should be beaming from ear to ear.
Whether they are a friend, a family member or a potential or current partner, having mutual feelings on any subject is the single best way to solidify and grow that relationship.
It allows you to connect with them on a level that everybody craves.
By sharing headspace, mindset and context, opening your soul and energy to them as they do for you, you are building a soul connection with someone you care about.
And there is very little more to living than that.
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