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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.

β€œBut I don’t want to be trapped.”

β€œI 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

Overeating.

Drinking.

Compulsive shopping.

Medication addiction.

Work addiction.

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.

Stop escaping.

Start living.

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β€œWe can’t spend all of our lives running away from the monsters in our minds” – Pema Chodron
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What emotion do you try to escape?