What happens if I deny my feelings?

Jacob Teitelbaum
Integrative Medicine

Our psyche and souls demand honesty at a deep level. This means that we have to feel whatever is there. If we do not feel a feeling, several things happen. First, you get stuck in that feeling until you do feel it. Because of this, instead of being conscious of your anger for an hour, you may find yourself unconsciously angry for decades. This anger can build up in big pools just waiting to be triggered. In addition, your psyche magnifies the feeling that you are denying to make it bigger and clearer to you. In trying to avoid your anger, sadness, and other feelings, you simply condemn yourself to being stuck in them.



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