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True Feelings

I last shared the dangers of internalizing hurt. If you have not read my first post, please take the time now. How one's true feelings relate to how they respond to conflicting situations is what I will explore in this post. Why does this even matter? As a women working in Corporate American there are still those that believe that women are to emotional to handle high stress environments. There is more realization of the impact of emotions and cultural identity. Gender differences dictates that men are not to be emotional and women are too emotional. I believe even in everyday life situations the understanding of where an emotional response originates and the type of hurt displayed can be useful in managing my emotions and better respond to work or life situations without resulting in emotional outbursts or retreating into isolation.

Our emotional state can cause turmoil and confusion especially in climates where peace is essential to harmony for everyone. Hebrews 12:14-15 states, "Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many"