How to release pent up emotions, just let them be

Have you ever been ambushed by your emotions and found yourself fighting back tears, possibly with a lump in your throat, unable to speak as your stomach contracts? Possibly this emotional ambush is accompanied by intense embarrassment which you believe ‘simply must not be seen’.

Maybe a heart breaking memory has been triggered. Maybe a worrying thought brought to mind, one which you are unable to share. I say: "Let this emotional ambush be witnessed, just let it be, don’t try to push it away. For now let it be and really feel that forbidden feeling. Feel into that place inside your body. Share that intense flush of emotion that grips you as it’s really OK to be vulnerable, if you dare take the risk’”. The prize for this sharing is you may find your witness to be warm-hearted, sympathetic, friendly, surprised to have discovered their own well-hidden emotions. The sharing of true emotions is also a great way to bring others closer to us and a prerequisite for building friendships. "Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi

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