A very useful tool in life is to ask yourself, “what am I avoiding feeling?” If you are feeling blocked, stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, hopeless, annoyed, dejected, lonely, [insert any unpleasant experience] then you are most likely resisting feeling your feelings.
We do not suffer our feelings, we suffer our resistance to our feelings.
When you ask yourself the question, “what am I avoiding feeling?” you shift your awareness. You might be surprised at the answers that are suddenly revealed to you. Is this question going to be a cure-all and instantly change your state, probably not. But it is an important step in the right direction.
Resistance = suffering.
To awareness of our resistance