Joanna Macy on the effects of refusing to feel

“The refusal to feel takes a heavy toll. Not only is there an impoverishment of our emotional and sensory life, flowers are dimmer and less fragrant, our loves less ecstatic, but this psychic numbing also impedes our capacity to process and respond to information. The energy expended in pushing down despair is diverted from more creative uses, depleting the resilience and imagination needed for fresh visions and strategies. ” 

Joanna Macy – World as Lover, World as Self

Here’s the book link:-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Lover-Self-Ecological-Paperback/dp/B011W9AN72/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1529260300&sr=8-2&keywords=macy+world+as+lover

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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