Distracting ourselves from our unpleasant feelings to escape the discomfort simply ensures that those emotions get lodge in our bodies and eventually create problems for us. Repressed emotions don’t just go away on their own, they have to be felt if we want real relief. When an unpleasant¬†physical or psychological pain arises, sitting quietly and¬†feeling the sensations in our bodies and allowing them to exist can help quicken our healing. When it comes to painful feelings, the less we resist, the less…

They persist.