August 20, 2021 @ 10:29 AM

  

It takes great courage to explore your most intense and uncomfortable feelings … heartbreak, betrayal, rejection, longing, fear, failure, anger, guilt, shame, resentment.... 

It is natural to want to avoid pain and discomfort.  After all, survival is our most basic instinct.  We want to believe there is a way around experiencing pain, that we can avoid grief and disappointment and lose nothing of the joy and fullness of living. 

We see our ‘negative’ feelings and thoughts as bad, and begin to judge ourselves as less of a person for feeling them.  As a result, we tend to push uncomfortable negative feelings away, tucking them into the secret recesses of our body each time they ...
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