When’s the last time you felt your feelings?
- I’m too busy.
- It hurts too much to feel badly.
- It’s uncomfortable to deal with what I’m feeling.
- I might have to admit I’m wrong about something.
- I’m stubborn.
- It’s no big deal.
- Or my personal favorite: I’m strong, I can deal with it—which means not dealing with “it” at all.
One of the reasons we suppress what we’re feeling or push it aside is we live within a society that doesn’t support emotional awareness. We’re pretty much taught it’s not okay to express how we feel. We might be perceived as weak or—heaven forbid—”emotional.”
Here’s the rub in all of this—we are emotional beings.
If we would allow ourselves to feel our feelings as they came up, they’d come and go more quickly. Instead we’re storing them up like emotional hoarders and creating a life of discomfort and discontentment. And then we wonder why we’re so unhappy.
On top of all that, physical illness is often the result of mental/emotional stress. Like an upset stomach. It can usually be linked to an emotional upset.
Tuning in to how you feel not only improves overall well being, it’s your super power. We have a world of wisdom within us and the more we listen the easier our life will get. Here’s to living a life of ease!