How many times have you found yourself in a situation in
which you are forced to hide your true feelings? It has happened to us all.
Either because you don’t agree with the rest of the opinions expressed and don’t
want to elaborate; either because the conversation bores you; or you dislike
the people around you; or worse yet because you’re in pain and want to hide it.
It is not easy when you’re suffering to pretend everything is
OK. But most of us do so on a daily basis.
From the millions of things roaming in our minds, we only
express a couple of them, not even half of what we truly think.
As a result, we suppress everything else leading our body to
suffer from the toxicity of unexpressed thoughts, feelings, opinions. This in
turn results in psychosomatic
symptoms – the tendency to experience psychological distress in the form of
physical symptoms. These may include chest pain, fatigue, dizziness, headache, oedema,
back pain, shortness of breath, insomnia, abdominal pain, numbness, impotence,
weight loss, cough, and constipation. This demonstrates that our minds and body
are interlinked, entwined to the extent that the one affects the other.
Emotional disturbances are often translated into physical symptoms, mostly
evident in the effects we experience when we’re stressed, upset, scared,
We often seek treatments in fast remedies – usually painkillers.
We are advised patience and above all relaxation and calm. But the latter seem
almost impossible when you’re in pain. In reality, we need the courage to seek
the source of the distress, so we can change what provokes it. Only then will
we truly be able to unwind.