Feel: I allow myself to feel. My emotions are part of my being. By allowing myself to feel, I heal and grow.
Many of us were taught as children to bury our feelings. There might be times when this is appropriate, but as an adult we learn to feel the feelings and release the unwanted ones, but only after we have allowed ourselves to feel them. Suppressing our feelings creates a discord in our personalities. We might feel anger on the inside but outwardly smile as if nothing was wrong. Suppress the feelings of anger long enough and it will turn to rage. People will wonder how such a nice person could go, as they used to say in my prior place of employment, postal.
Anger, along with all other emotions, exists. Emotions serve a purpose and are one of the most important ingredients that make us human. By examining our pasts and owning the feelings we experience, we can put ourselves in a position to heal and grow. We heal by feeling, forgiving, and releasing. We grow by rewriting the past in order to see love instead of fear. Then we can carry this new interpretation into the present and allow for more healing, growth, and love in our lives.
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