Numbing emotions

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“We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.” ~BrenĂ© Brown

It’s so tempting to try to numb those emotions we don’t enjoy, but that numbing doesn’t make them go away. It just numbs all of the positive emotions along with it.

How much better it is to learn to feel them all and learn from them what we can!

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Embracing all emotions

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“Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance.” ~Deepak Chopra

We naturally resist those emotions that we find to be unpleasant in any way, but our resistance makes them linger. Embracing even those emotions we do not enjoy and entering fully into experiencing them allows them to tell us what they need to say and move through us. The quickest way out is always through.