Accepting Your Darkest Emotions Is the Key to Psychological Health
No need to play it cool. Neglecting negative emotions won’t bring you peace of mind.
Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—“a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in for the more fashionable gratitude.
This article was originally published on July 23, 2017, by Quartz, written by Lila MacLellan