Either the false positive or “keep calm and carry on” is so much bound into the way the culture exists.
WE become hooked on the idea that happiness is the holy grail. And what the push for only happiness does is it leads to IGNORE our difficult experiences.
Therefore, we aren’t actually bringing ourselves into the fullness of what we are capable of, & to bend on the reality of those experiences.
Because our culture doesn’t support our ability for us to be WHOLE with these difficult emotions…we often start engaging in hustling with them. We either bottle them, suppress, deny, or even brood on them – where we get stuck in them and start treating them as fact.
So many of us express “I don’t want to feel, I don’t want to feel this stress, I don’t want to feel anxiety. I just wish this feeling would go away.” I get it. At such a deep level I GET IT. When we constantly wish away our difficult emotions & avoid feeling what we feel at a fundamental level, we are not living to our fullest. If you are ALIVE you will FEEL. If you are alive you will feel stressed, hardship, disappointment, failure. Tough emotions are part of our contract with life.
Embrace your feels ❤️
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