The cost of suppressing emotions

Came across this nugget of wisdom today while doing some research:

"Suppressed emotions don’t go away; they putrefy into toxic thoughts and habits, eventually evolving into mutant forms that relieve the pressure in less conscious ways, undermining health, happiness, and usually a few innocent bystanders."

     - Linda Kohanov, from "The Tao of Equus"

Yes.  They always come out sideways, as my mother once said.  I love the part about innocent bystanders.  :)

Better to acknowledge your feelings, process them, and accept them. Emotions always have important information to share. We ignore them at our own peril.

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