You experience all kinds of feelings during a normal day, but how do you handle them? The good ones make you smile and even laugh out loud. They make you happy and lighter than air. But the bad and sad ones you probably stuff way deep inside your soul and they make you ache.
All feelings need to be addressed and honored, because if ignored and abandoned they will not go away, but will instead stay inside your soul festering until they find their way out in disturbing ways.
Learn to get in touch with your feelings, and learn to express them in a way that frees you, and doesn’t cause pain in someone else. When someone has hurt you, don’t just soldier up and go on, but let the person know in a calm assertive way how you feel. Be a problem solver not a problem maker. Express your feelings in art, journaling, dance, just to name a few.
Grief over the loss of a loved one especially needs to be addressed. Don’t be afraid to remember them, because if you try to forget them you’re not letting yourself go through the natural grieving process which is important so you can go on with your life in a healthy way. Shoving the pain deep inside will only make you hurt worse.
Your feelings ebb and flow like the tides of the sea. Feelings are what make you human, and teach you much about yourself. Once you accept, understand, and find the right way to communicate them, you will be liberated and on to a life of happiness.
“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?” ~ Rumi