Emotional level: 8

Mental level: 9

TODAY I LEARNED: “Speak of the Devil” is short for “Speak of the Devil and he shall come.” It was believed that if you spoke about the Devil, it would attract his attention. That’s why when you’re talking about someone and they show up, people say, “Speak of the Devil.”

Today isn’t terrible. It will be a great day! Slowly, but surely, things will get better. Random question…do you feel like you’re a tough person? Have you developed a thick skin that allows you to conceal your true feelings and put on a mask for the world? I feel like a lot of us do it, but we have done so out of self-preservation. People tell you when you’re growing up that you must become tough or the world will rip you apart and leave you alone to suffer by yourself. While this may be true, it doesn’t mean you have to shut your true feelings off from yourself or the world.

We all need some type of “tough skin” to make it in the world; however, what we don’t need is constant reminding that to feel something is to be weak. That’s simply not true. Our feelings are a part of who we are. They help us to remain human and feel emotions that will help us grow and become better people. Even negative emotions like sadness and anger improve our well being and make us stronger.

I despise that society pressures us into a mindset of numbing our feelings and our pain. Our emotions are meant to be felt and even if you can’t always handle them, that doesn’t mean you should never deal with it. Sometimes you do have to give yourself time and push away what is hurting you. But eventually you will want to let all of the feelings back in so you can heal the right way. Because pain is inevitable, but so is healing.

I feel like our children should be taught that it’s okay to feeling something. It doesn’t make you weak if you want to cry or express your feelings. If you have something on your mind that’s bothering you to no end, you don’t have to hold it in and let it eat away at your mind. We learn over time that friends and family are there to listen to you and it doesn’t matter how “out there” your issues are. If someone loves you, they will be there for you. They may not understand 100%, but that doesn’t mean whatever you’re going through shouldn’t be expressed. It’s just important that you talk about it. I would love to live in a world where everyone felt comfortable enough to fully express who they’re meant to be. I feel like a lot of people would be much happier… 😊

Blessed Be )O(

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