“Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” ~Eckhart Tolle
No amount of strength will change the fact that we are human, and to be human means to hurt. We won't hurt always, and we don't have to suffer endlessly, but we will feel emotions all through our lives.
Even if we become really adept at dealing with uncomfortable emotions, we will never completely transcend them. And would we even want to? The ability to feel the darkest of moments gives us the capacity to enjoy the lightest.
So I say lets stop fighting our natural duality. There's no reason to pretend you're smiling when you're crying silently inside. It's pointless to pretend you don't feel angry, annoyed, frustrated, exhausted, disappointed, disillusioned, or dissatisfied when you do. Sit there and feel whatever you feel. It has a lot less power when you let it go through you.
Only in experiencing and then taking power away from our emotions can we then let them go and move on.
What do you need to feel and then release today?
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