The ability to feel is indivisible. Repress awareness of any one feeling and all feelings are dulled. When we refuse to allow fear we correspondingly lose the ability to wonder. When we repress our grief we blunt our capacity to experience joy. The same nerve endings are required for weeping and dancing, fear and ecstasy.

Sam Keen in Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man by Sam Keen


To Practice This Thought:
Find a creative way to express those feelings that frighten you, the ones you keep hidden.


Sign up to receive the Spiritual Practice of the Day by email.