With everything that is happening in our world right now, considering that we have a roof over our head, food and heat, it seems natural to say, “I have so much to be grateful for, so I can’t complain.” I do it myself. It's a lot like a spiritual bypass; “No matter what happens, I am still breathing.”
If we don’t allow our true feelings and hurts to surface because we are told we have it good, how is this honoring our truth? When we don’t process emotions by pushing away, stuffing down, or denying their existence we create stress and disease in our bodies. Over time an unwillingness to experience our own feelings leads to numbness.