A painful emotion can create suffering.
But you can choose not to be in misery.
Re-think your emotions
Don’t be afraid of facing them.
“But I don’t want to be trapped.”
“I prefer to escape.”
You can’t avoiding your emotions.
When you escape you turn them into something else.
A negative habit.
Lashing at people.
Compulsive phone checking, internet
Obsessing with social media
These are symptoms, not the cause.
Deal with the cause.
Express your emotions.
It will set you free.
Find meaning in your suffering.
Learn from it.
Find support to cope.
“We can’t spend all of our lives running away from the monsters in our minds” – Pema Chodron
What emotion do you try to escape?