"We must learn how to sit in shit." The notion of eliminating strong negative emotions is a dangerous and unattainable message. Without pain we cannot feel empathy. Without loss we cannot appreciate what we have. To give up one side means the loss of its counter point. Anyone who has attempted this knows it only results in repression, not release, which ultimately resurfaces. It will leak out of you if you do not face it. So when you’re angry, be angry. When you’re sad, be sad. When you’re in some kind of pain, be with it for those moments. Also, whenever you’re in these states of "shit", be aware of whether you’re approaching it with constructive anguish or repetitious, useless rumination - know the difference.
—  Universoul
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