Hiding behind a smile and pretending you are okay when you are in pain or grieving can do more harm than good. Your soul isn't silly, it knows on a core level what you are truly feeling. If you choose to suppress your emotions they will become their physical equivalent. What does that mean? If you ignore what you are feeling those emotions will bubble away within and manifest into sickness, dis-ease, weight gain or loss, physical ailments, and lead you down a path where you become emotionally unavailable which will not benefit you or your relationships.
Everyone wants to run toward happiness, joy, love and peace but want to run away from sadness, anger, pain, fear, and grief. Yet all emotions serve their purpose.
Humans naturally and automatically move towards what feels good and away from what feels bad which seems like a normal thing to do. Who wants to feel difficult emotions? The problem emerges when we get so good at avoiding our emotions because then they decide where and how they will manifest in our life.
The fact is our emotions serve an essential function in connecting us to what is truly important. Feeling is healing.
I'm all for cultivating those feel-good feelings (very important) but it's also important to feel the not so good emotions too. The key is to feel them. Process them. See the lesson. Then let them go...it's a process that takes a different length of time for everyone.
Give yourself permission to feel all emotions. 🕉🙏💟