Achieve clarity of mind and inner peace
Emotions are part of life, but actually feeling your emotions helps. For example: how do you know happiness if you don’t feel sadness? Small regular doses of emotion are important for guidance and direction, determining right from wrong and correcting mistakes. Left ignored, those little emotions can build up. Instead of a subtle emotional reminder, you may experience intense knee-jerk reactions.
When your unresolved emotions are left too long, they can limit your decisions or cause harm to yourself or people around you. The more you restrict these emotions the more the intensity builds, causing pressure that can erupt at any moment.
We do have all sorts of behaviours to try and keep those emotions under control. Unhealthy eating, alcohol, sex, games, porn, TV, shopping, gambling, whatever it takes to distract us. But when our emotions hit we can burst into tears, hit a wall, become crippled with guilt or fear.
These wild and uncontrollable outbursts only reinforce our need to control the feelings, and usually come with guilt, fear or sadness at our inability to ‘cope’. At that point, our emotions start running our lives.