Good thoughts. I imagine people have to experiment with their approach. One I learned back in the 90's from a couple of Jesuits whose names escapes me from a book I think was called "Psychospirituality," felt more normal to me in their approach. For me one has to feel and then observe the feeling and allow it to expand before one can even begin to label it. In fact, labeling it isn't absolutely necessary, except to accept what is received from the feeling as it releases. Cognition can come into play after the fact. Receptivity is more powerful that thinking because thinking can take us out of the experience that the feelings are attempting to either lead or release or give to us. Thinking can actually block the process of letting go with its predetermined agenda. That's just the way it works for me.