We can close our eyes to the things we don’t want to see. We can look on the bright side, look for the purpose in our pain and try to utilize every challenge for our growth and advancement.
It pleasant enough, problem solving and thinking things through. In fact it’s far easier to stay in the mind. When we’re busy thinking we don’t feel a thing.
We get to bypass the emotions and sensations held within. If we don’t feel it we don’t have to deal with it.
We get to bypass what is going on in us or perhaps around us. My lifelong pattern has been to throw myself into work and task when other aspects of my life aren’t working out.
But feelings have a way of demanding to be felt. They keep coming up, either by eruption or volition. 🔅
When we start to come into the body people are often surprised by the intensity of the emotional content stored. Old shame, grief, hopelessness, rage, loss, rejection, abandonment, betrayal. 🔅
Then our old reactions come up. We want to push it back down, shut off, go back into numbness, anesthetize ourselves with our intellect and forget what was even there. 🔅
We really are excellent containers. We know how to repackage, push it down and keep on going. 🔅
Until the next time it leaks out... again.
We start to realize that we can close our eyes to things we don’t want to see, but we can’t close our heart to the things we don’t want to feel.”
And when we realize this everything changes.