Not too long ago, I published an article on the potential connection between inner conflicts and depression. It seems to me, though, that negativity also plays a large role, specifically in suppressing and thus prolonging inner conflicts.
Let’s say that a person is in an inner conflict, or more specifically, that they’re hesitating about something they’re thinking of doing. Then let’s say the person becomes strongly negative towards their own hesitation, and just goes ahead with what they were going to do. In some situations, this may seem courageous, but in this case, shutting out a hesitation could not only mean putting one’s self in danger (due to ignoring caution), but also it means shoving past those feelings of hesitation. And when one ignores one’s own feelings, I do not think, in most cases, they just disappear – those feelings are probably still there swimming around, and the person trying to ignore them may feel all kinds of chaos inside them as a result of those feelings clashing with their own determination. Continue reading