Discounting Your Feelings?

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Most people at one time or another discount certain feelings based on inherent or taught beliefs. However, it is better to stop discounting your feelings and give them the attention they deserve. Hold on to those you feel you need and let go of the ones that no longer serve your best interest. Examine them as they are there to teach you something.  You have every right to feel the way you do. Your feelings may not always be logical, but they are always valid. Because if you feel something, then you feel it and it’s real to you. It’s not something you can ignore or wish away. In order to find peace, you have to give yourself permission to feel whatever it is you feel. You have to let go of what you’ve been told you “should” or “shouldn’t” feel. You have to drown out the voices of people who try to shame you into silence. You have to listen to the sound of your own breathing and honor the truth inside you. Because despite what you may believe, you don’t need anyone’s validation or approval to feel what you feel. Your feelings are inherently right and true. They’re important and they matter — you matter — and it is more than okay to feel what you feel. Don’t let anyone, including yourself, convince you otherwise. Just remember that feelings placed behind thought will manifest. ~Kathyann

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