The Myth of Positivity: Why Your Pain Holds a Mighty Purpose

 

Of all the great myths of contemporary life, one of the most toxic is positivity. It says: there are negative and positive emotions, and only the positive ones are worth feeling, having, expressing.Here’s why it’s really, really bad for us.If You Don’t Feel Your Pain, It Will Turn on YouIf you bury your negative emotions, they don’t magically disappear. Instead of being directed inwards, they are usually just directed outwards.Have a desperate craving to fix the world? That’s probably because you’re projecting your sadness onto others. Have a constant lingering suspicion of people? That’s probably because you’re projecting your disappointment into others. Always wondering why no amount of money, respect, power is ever enough? Probably because you’re projecting your sense of inadequacy and unworthiness into people.

Source: The Myth of Positivity: Why Your Pain Holds a Mighty Purpose

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