“Breaking free would require learning to feel, learning to distinguish feeling and thinking, and finally, summoning the courage to follow my God-given “true self” rather than the voices and demands around me.”
Sin takes mankind away from its original self. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, they began to lose the true identity that God made them in. However, Jesus came to earth to restore humanity to its “true self”. We were all made in the image of God, and Jesus is restoring that image daily in our lives. Knowing our true self and feelings are small steps towards the goal of being restored into the image of God. “Know yourself that you may know God”.
1 Corinthians 15: 49 “Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven”