Dealing with Pent Up Feelings

Do you ever feel that you have all this emotion inside of you and you do not know how to express it? It could manifest itself as a heaviness in your chest or heart. Maybe it is hard to explain the feeling. Perhaps there is something that you need to express to someone and you are having difficulty expressing it. It is long way from the heart to the throat. We feel with our hearts and sometimes it takes courage to express what you are feeling through your throat into the physical world.

When I have this pent up feeling in my chest, I try to spend some time quietly sitting and trying to figure out what this is about.

Some questions I may ask myself:
What or who am I avoiding?
Is there a situation I am avoiding?
Is there something I need to communicate to another person?
Do I have an insight into my own life that I need to recognize?
What is it that needs releasing?

Eckhart Tolle says, “If you keep your attention in the body as much as possible, you will be anchored in the Now. You won’t lose yourself in the external world and you won’t lose yourself in your mind. Thoughts and emotions, fears and desire, may still be there to some extent but they won’t take you over.”

Try this now.
Try to connect with those pent up feelings. Close your eyes and draw your attention to your body. Scan the area where those pent up feelings are. Get out of your head and do not try to describe it. Feel it! Can you feel the subtle energy changes? Breathe. Spend a few minutes connecting with your body. When you are ready, open your eyes and begin writing in your journal. Do not be concerned about what you are writing, let your pen flow. After you feel you have finished writing, try to see if you want to answer any of the questions listed above.

How do you feel? Did you get any insights?

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