“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role.” – Jim Morrison
Emotionally and mentally we run, unable to show how we truly feel. True feelings buried under a deluge of unconscious thoughts, buried, or so we thought. Instead, ‘wear your heart on your sleeve.’
There is no point in us lying to ourselves because it’s easier… we may not be hurting others, but we are hurting ourselves. Freedom is to be what and who we really are.
We trade in our reality for an act. We give up our ability to feel because we think it’s easier and instead put on a mask. We fail to feel, fail to understand. We continue to live a lie.
If you were to write your thoughts down, your words would start to unlock. The first time we show our true feelings we unburden ourselves. It’s empowering, daunting, scary and it is powerful ‘stuff.’ It’s the universal truth.
We bottle up emotions, what we know deep inside, we repress and hide how we really feel, particularly if we’re hurting; or we’re just feeling sad. But what we hide will always surface and come back; what we feel is fear-induced.
Scared to open up, scared to be vulnerable. You may not always know why you’re feeling sad, or unhappy, but dig deep and bring your emotions and experiences to the surface, the emotions you’d long buried.
In the short term, it’s easy to ignore how you feel, we’ve all done it and continue to do it. In the long term of course, the emotions you’ve ignored, the fall outs you’ve moved away from, evoked by a particular person or situation, will always continue to surface. They never go away.