Welcome to Three-Peat Tuesday!
Building from my recent book UNBEATABLE! Seven Pillars of Personal Excellence, each blog will contain three P’s: Pillar, Principle and Practical, all geared towards nourishing you on your personal and spiritual growth journey.
“…feelings unacknowledged do not go away; they just go deeper.”-Cynthia Bourgeault, author
Have you ever stuffed your feelings before? I’m talking about really burying something painful that happened so far within you, that you have almost convinced yourself that it never occurred in the first place.
Maybe you were slighted, overlooked or wrongly accused. Perhaps you were the victim of serious harm, abuse or injustice. Or it could simply be a deep-rooted fear that you feel ashamed to talk about.
I encourage you, as I too learn this lesson more and more, to acknowledge what you’re feeling or experiencing. Do not suppress it any further. The emotions that you do not acknowledge don’t disappear. They only go deeper.
Consider the wisdom of Proverbs 20:5 which says: “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.” The human heart is complex and mysteriously deep. It needs constant attention and the exposure of divine light in order to draw out from its depths.
Our busy schedules, even in the midst of a pandemic, can provide the perfect excuse to avoid going deep. Perhaps it is now, while the world is still moving at a somewhat slower pace, that you can get that spiritual shovel and dig up what you’ve buried for days, months or even years.
Find the courage to speak up about that one thing you’ve been suppressing. Pray for the wisdom to know with whom to share it.
If you were inspired by this blog, please consider sharing it with one other person today. To learn more about these pillars of personal excellence, read UNBEATABLE! which is now available on Amazon in print and as an e-book.