Emotional sabotage refers to thoughts, actions, and relationships that sabotage the inclusion and healthy expression of our full range of our emotions. If we have relationships where our true emotions are not welcome, if we don’t accept all our emotions, or if we try to stuff, drown, or escape our emotions with unhealthy habits, this article is for us.
If we’d like to heal, we need to feel. Unfortunately, many of us are out of touch with what we feel emotionally and physically—thereby holding our healing at bay.
Does anxiety, stress, frustration and overwhelm seem like a norm? Making space for our emotions can allow us to feel, connect, and open up to ourself and life.
Sometimes, we don’t know how we really feel. We may know surface emotions such as fear or anxiety, but we don’t know the underlying emotions that cause those feelings.
To be compassionate of ourself and our emotions means that we are willing to a) be aware of and b) care for our emotions, as a means to increase our experience of joy and reduce our personal suffering.
In today’s world of hyper-sensitive reactions to issues of perception, feathers can get ruffled. Today’s topic of abandonment is, at the very least, a touchy subject. Why? Because the perception of being abandoned is an opinion and perspective. For example, a child may feel she was abandoned by her parents. Meanwhile, her parents, having done no self-reflection, defend their style of parenting and feel that their child was given everything.