05 Apr Repression is living a life that you were not meant to live
Repression is living a life that you were not meant to live, repression is doing things which you never wanted to do; repression is being the fellow that you are not. Repression is a way to destroy yourself, repression is suicide – very slow of course, but very certain, a slow poisoning.
Expression is life; repression is suicide.
Why? Why does man suppress so much and become unhealthy?
Through suppression, mind becomes split. The part that you accept becomes the conscious, and the part that you deny becomes the unconscious. This division is not natural, the division happens because of repression. And into the unconscious you go on throwing all the rubbish that society rejects – but remember, whatsoever you throw in there becomes more and more part of you. It goes into your hands, into your bones, into your blood, into your heartbeat. Now psychologists say that almost eighty percent of diseases are caused by repressed emotions: so many heart failures means so much anger has been repressed in the heart, so much hatred that the heart is poisoned.
Freedom from Anger, Jealousy and Fear