Feelings Are Like Toddlers

Attempt to bury and repress your emotions, you’ll soon discover that they will grow like ivy in the fertile soil of your mind. Develop Emotional Intelligence.

Lately I’ve been working personally on treating myself with more compassion and allowing myself to feel more, even (especially?) difficult, uncomfortable emotions. I think the better we get at being kind to ourselves, the easier it becomes to be compassionate towards everyone else. Just because you’re a grown up doesn’t mean your feelings don’t want to be felt and acknowledged fully. Feelings are like toddlers – they’ll yell louder and louder until they get attention.