When Distractions Prevent You From Feeling
If we have a thought that brings fear, it is best to allow oneself to feel it, witness it, and release it, because we know our emotions are here to teach us, and then that the emotion can quickly pass.
Instead, we use “distractions” to avoid (which can be read as “a-void” a + void=avoid) the emotion, because we fear feeling scared or feeling what we call “emotional pain.”
These “distractions” can take many forms, and this type of distraction is not being used for pure, healthy enjoyment, but instead it’s a distraction being used (abused) in an imbalanced way.
Examples include eating too much, watching too much television, constantly checking social media feeds or email inboxes, excessive shopping, overworking, or too much exercise.
Or, the distraction morphs into anything else that blocks you from experiencing your emotions and makes you feel ‘numb’ and void of feeling, in fact it makes you feel as if you have a void inside you, an unfulfilling, aching emptiness
The challenge is that by using a distraction it acts as a ‘band-aid’ it only temporarily ‘hides’ your negative emotion, and by suppressing that emotion it will only come back, and much stronger, so whatever you are fearing will gather strength in your mind.
The bigger challenge is that when you create a void feeling inside of yourself you are also preventing yourself from feeling what we would label as positive emotions too, such as joy!
Copyright © 2016 by Zoe Summer. Zoe Summer is an inspirational author and empowering speaker who teaches people how to live life to its fullest, and is known as "The Feel Great Expert." Zoe Summer is also the Author and Artist of the book "YOU ARE ENOUGH: 30 Mini Mantras for Self-Transformation, Be Empowered, Enlightened, and Inspired” available on Amazon. To learn about personal development: Subscribe to her “Heart Connection Blog” and visit her online: http://www.ZoeSummer.com.