By Dr Granville Ed D’Souza
Our ability to be emotionally aware depends largely on how we have been taught to deal with feelings. Many of us hold painful feelings in a low light. This intolerant attitude toward painful feelings, such as anxiety and stress, can actually make them far worse. We vilify ourselves for feeling “bad” and we often fight these painful emotions rather than working through them. We withdraw into passive shells and avoid situations that make us nervous.