This morning I was sitting in the sauna and was drinking from my water bottle. After I finished all of the water inside, I set the bottle down next to me. After a few minutes, the bottle tipped over due to the pressure building up inside. That got me thinking that it is very similar to dealing with anger or things that upset you. If you do not find a way to release the negative emotions, you will literally “blow” your top because of all the pent up emotions.
After I stepped out of the sauna and into the shower, I noticed the bottle did a 180. It had compressed so much that it could not stand up. This too got me thinking. When you have negative things happen to you and you share too much with everyone else, you can easily topple over due to spreading too much negativity. I am not saying you should not share with others. No, not at all. What I am saying is that you should find a balance. Express yourself when you feel strong emotions (but do so in a positive way) and also express yourself to others when you are struggling with an issue. Maybe they have an answer for you. Just do not spend too much time talking about it and giving it more energy than it is worth. Find a balance. That is the key.
Peace and gratitude,