Western culture, particularly stoic Christian culture, has robbed us of the gift of grieving, and the release of weeping. The wailing wall created opportunity for ‘realness’ in agony and pain that would land the average westerner in a mental institute, or at least labeled. Trapped emotions, suffocated feelings and buried pain contribute to emotional breakdowns, depression and anxiety. When we learn to feel, to weep, and to grieve, we begin to heal…
…and out of our healing, life flows to those around us, offering permission to feel, permission to grieve, and permission to heal.
~ T ~
Beautiful. Thank you. I love the thought that there is a purpose to walking through our emotions, whatever they may be. Holding on to them and creating an identity out of them only cripples us, but experiencing them to reach a good goal is so valuable.
So true. Unresolved grief is huge…especially among men. Even generational grief should be released. Beautiful post!