45.2 - What are the feelings you most repress trying to tell you?

Allow your mind to start class empty and blank, “Be an empty page, untouched by words.” – Rumi

Just being aware is the beginning of change. “Awareness is the birthplace of possibility. Everything you want to do, everything you want to be, starts here.” ~Deepak Chopra

“Have you ever found yourself angry at someone, only to find out some time later that they were not the real cause of your suffering? Something in them had triggered repressed feelings or memories deep within you, taking you back to your past, to a place you were still not comfortable in visiting. You were only blaming them for something, someone else did to you a long time ago. They became a lightning rod for your repressed anger.” – David Scott

According to psychoanalytic theory, repression plays a major role in many mental illnesses, and in the psyche of the average person.

“Often we believe that if we bury emotions such as anger, resentment and frustration deep enough within us, they will die. What we find is that these feelings we buried alive and they will continue to simmer within us until we find a healthy way to release them.

“You don’t fear the future, you fear the past recurring.”

“A big part of healing, is just giving yourself permission to feel.” David Scott

“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” – Rumi

“Rule your mind or it will rule you.” - Buddha

“We fear most in life, not what we can see in the light of day, but what is unseen, hidden from view, lurking in the dark shadows of our existence” – David Scott

“Emotional pain lingers when it is not given a voice.”

“Use your spare time wisely, constantly sharpening the sword of wisdom. A secret of success in life, is to be ready for opportunity when it arrives.”

All energies in the universe are meant to flow. “Dam a river long enough and it becomes stagnant and undrinkable.” - David Scott

“If a man would move the world, he must first move himself.” – Socrates

Ananda Balasana - “I am still a child, having an adult experience. Always honor the child within.” – David Scott

"Climb your mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you."

"Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it."--Andy Rooney

“The brighter the light, the more our shadow appears as if to contrast it.” David Scott

The greater the challenge, they sweeter the reward. Climb the tree and seek the high hanging fruits. “To taste the sweetest untouched fruit, you must first climb the tree.” David Scott

“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“If you carry around a lot of suppressed or repressed anger (anger you have unconsciously buried) you may lash out at people, blaming or punishing them for something someone else did a long time ago. Because you were unwilling or unable to express how you felt in the past, you may overreact in the present, damaging a relationship.” - Beverly Engel

“There is no great reward for being emotionally withdrawn, no pity prize for bottling your frustration. No one is coming to congratulate your chronic self-repression. By opening up, maybe you will inconvenience some people. Maybe you will trigger some conflict. Maybe you will be rejected, criticized, judged. Everything comes with a price and everything has its compensation. Authenticity may require pain, but it also opens the doors to joy, creativity, self-respect, empathy. Self-repression, on the other hand, costs you all the beauty of the world in exchange for a prison of comfort. Is it really worth it? Isn't it time to break free?” - Vironika Tugaleva

“Sadness will not kill you. Depression won’t either. But fighting sadness will. Ignoring depression will. Trying to escape it rather than confront it will. Denying it will. Suffocating it will. Allowing it no place to go other than your deep subconscious to embed and incubate within you will. Repression will not kill you today in the physical way, but it will rob you of every bit of life you feel in your heart.”

“You Can’t Skip Chapters That’s Not How Life Works. You Have to Read Every Line Meet Every Character. You Won’t Enjoy All of It. Hell, Some Chapters Will Make You Cry for Weeks. You Will Read Things You Don’t Want to Read, You Will Have Moments When You Don’t Want the Pages to End. But You Have to Keep Going. Stories Keep the World Revolving. Live Yours, Don’t Miss Out.” -Courtney Peppernell