Sunday, February 22, 2009
Feelings are a part of our lives. We accept, deal, express, deny or avoid feelings constantly. Our own feelings as well as others. For the most part it is not the feelings we encounter everyday that shape our lives the most, but it is the feelings that we submerged deep within us as a result of traumatic events we experienced. No matter how great or how small the event, we were unable to modulate those overwhelming feelings during our darkest periods. We hide these unclosed feelings beneath the surface of our consciousness. It is these submerged feelings which cripple our present decisions and affect our future behavior. We must find a creative way to walk through our resistance to raise old submerged feeling, revisit them and then make closure with them. In order to do this we have to leave our comfort zone and venture into our self. The fear of facing our submerge feelings is not as damaging as continuing to carry the pain of unclosed feelings deep within us.