Why You Need to Set Your Emotions Free

The first impression, I can appear to be a very serious person which I am but I am mostly an expressive person. I like to express myself and my emotions. I cry when I need to and there’s something great that happens after I cry. I feel a release of whatever I felt caged in.

This post is for the women and men who don’t allow themselves to feel and release. This post is for the people who hold their emotions in and bury it inside themselves. This post is for the people screaming on the inside and smiling on the outside. I’ve got a message for you, you need to let the emotions out now and the reason why is below.

It Liberates You

It can be easy to believe that holding on to your emotions and never addressing them is a good way to live because you don’t dwell on an issue. But trying to go the easy way out actually will make life harder for you. We need to address the problems. The hurts and pains we feel because if we don’t, we become a prisoner to them.

What I mean is that being open and honest about what overwhelms us and leaves us hurt is necessary. It’s necessary to talk about it. It is necessary to admit it to ourselves. It is necessary to cry about it.

There are things that can disturb me such as not being certain of the direction my life is heading. Also, things such as desiring a kind of love that moves you and not having it. In my quiet moments, when these thoughts arrive, I address it. I admit the uncertainty. I admit when I feel lonely. I admit it. I then let myself cry and I feel better. I feel better to be able to address these emotions. I feel better to be able to release these emotions because when I release it, I feel free from it. Once I feel free from it, I can move on to other things. This is important because we can’t hold on and let go at the same time.

We can’t hold on and let go at the same time.

In the book “The Untethered Soul,” in Chapter 11, “Pain, the Price of Freedom” Michael A. Singer writes:

“You will never be free, however, until you get to the point where you are willing to release the initial pain instead of avoiding it.”

He adds, “At any moment, you can feel frustration, anger, fear, jealousy, insecurity, or embarrassment. If you watch, you will see that the heart is trying to push it all away. If you want to be free, you have to stop fighting these human feelings.”

You Will Help Others Feel Better

We are all connected beings. No matter where we reside in this world, we are all connected beings. As well, we all feel emotions. We all know what it feels like to have joy, to have gratitude. We also know what it feels like to have pain and sadness. Once we admit that we can’t go through life without being touched by all these emotions, you can help to free someone that is still buried in theirs. You help to free someone that thinks they are alone in their hurt and sadness.

In the beginning of the post, I mentioned that this post is for the women and men who don’t allow themselves to feel and release. My message is that you are human. It doesn’t make you inferior to admit you have problems. You shouldn’t feel guilty to say you’re tired. It doesn’t make you pathetic to get lonely. It doesn’t make you weak to cry. At some point, we need to talk about it. At some point, we need to cry about it. You have to be open and let the emotions out in order for you to be free.

What are your thoughts on being open about our emotions?

Post Author: Isioma Ononye

I'm Isioma Ononye, a blogger, freelance writer and news enthusiast. I enjoy writing about my experiences and engaging others in topics on learning how to live well.

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