How does a world continue to persist? This essay argues that the primary way that a world continues to persist is through its affect, which is disclosed in the very intimacy of what Michel Henry and other phenomenologists call auto-affection. The disclosure of a world like the manifestation of the self is revealed in a primary experience of auto-affection. The revelation of a world persists because of its primary impression upon us through the sensations, feelings, and meanings it elicits in us. Our continued response to the primary sensations, feelings, and meanings, which are grasped even before we are fully conscious of them, and which the world affects in us, allows the world to persist and unfold in time.