So many of us avoid our difficult feelings by being busy, overworked, exhausted, drinking, and /or eating to much, etc. Sitting with difficult feelings is an under-rated skill. Every feeling we are capable of as a human species still exists in our experience as they are trying to tell you something. Anger prepares you for protecting yourself or loved ones, or lets you know when something has happened that crossed your boundaries and you spirit is saying “too much”, “no”. Anxiety is a signal for “too much change at once”, “overload”. Sadness is your body, mind and spirit healing loss. Joy is the gift that allows you to fully experience life and human connection. It is important to receive these messages because if we ignore difficult feelings, they will create a low level of apathy and discontentment that is with you all of the time. They can also lead to physical illness. When we numb our difficult feelings, we also numb joy, happiness and pleasure in our lives. Therefore, sitting with difficult feelings is part of a healthy, happy life.