If you were ever wondering how exactly you can manage to take all of the feelings that you feel, or feel that you might soon feel, but don’t want to feel, here’s an easy guide to doing so!
Just follow these three easy steps!
- Bottle everything up until you can feel yourself physically hurt! It might be difficult at first to not let anything out, but if you constantly remind yourself that feelings are just weakness, and that it’s your own fault for having them, you will be able to curb the desire to let anyone else know that there is anything going on with you at all.
- Refuse to acknowledge any pain being felt! It also helps if you avoid anything that might possibly make you confront your feelings, and go out of your way to avoid what’s actually going on in your life, below the surface.
- Fail miserably!
Okay, so, what I’m trying to say is, you can’t hide from your emotions, and you can’t try to pretend that you don’t feel what you feel. Not talking about it will get you nowhere, until you’re halfway through an essay, and it just hits you, and you start crying. It sucks, it really, truly, does terribly suck. But that’s okay. A lot of people in life won’t tell you this, but I will: the problem with emotions is that they demand to be felt. But it’s only a problem if you think emotion is a weakness. I like to tell others (but I fail to remember myself, a lot of the time) that God is present in all things, and even in the bad, God is still there. It might be in the bad, and not in the great things, that you feel God most. And that’s quite alright.
Sometimes, honestly, you just need to talk to someone. I need to talk to someone. I’m going to talk to someone. I need to finish writing this dumb essay, but as soon as I’m done I’m going to talk to someone.
I’m not being helpful, but if anything, learn from my mistakes. Don’t bottle your emotions in. Don’t wait to talk someone (I tend to not take my own advice, sometimes, and if you look at my life, and all the times I don’t take my own advice, you would understand how helpful my advice really is, and how it could help many, including myself, avoid the types of situations I get myself into). Most importantly: feel the things you do. Yes, discern where they’re coming from, and why they’re there, and what virtue they have, but if it’s there, demanding to be felt, feel it. Don’t let it dictate your actions, or how you treat or respond to others, but go ahead any feel it. Sometimes, after a feeling that’s been demanding to be felt has been felt, it goes away. That’s the nice things about them.
I’m sorry I haven’t been posting a lot, lately. It’s been very hectic. But, I know that things will get a lot better, very, very soon. For me, and for you. Please, if you can, pray for me. I’ll be praying for you. Thank you.