So when you express your feelings, particularly those less-desirable, yucky, dark feelings that you've tried to deny and ignore and repress? Turns out new feelings (usually more enjoyable ones) come to take their place!
And by "you" I entirely mean "me."
I've been (and still am) so terrified of feeling my feelings. I don't even know how to begin to process them most of the time.
But I'm learning, slowly.
Being honest with myself about my feelings is hard for me. Not judging myself and my feelings is even more difficult.