When the context is clearly about the heart (not the body in general), are "feelings" the same as "emotions?"
The only use I really care about is like this:
It can help you if you are aware of the emotions [feelings] of joy, peace, anger or sadness.
In above example, is it OK to use the term "feelings" to describe heart feelings that just happen in someone's heart without further consideration?
I've read here that emotions and feelings are not the same:
Essentially emotions are physical and instinctive...You see a lion, and you instantly get scared.
Feelings on the other hand play out in our heads... You see a lion behind bars, and your feelings may range from curiosity to admiration.
In this case, feelings sound like emotions with an attitude, so more conscious.