Imagine you get hurt and are bleeding. You decide to put a band-aid on the wound and try to be brave. You get some relief from the pain. But unless it is treated or medicated with an antiseptic, in a few days, the wound will become infectious, and cause more damage.

Similarly, when we ignore our emotions, we may get temporary relief, but it's very harmful both physically and mentally in the long run.

When we try to suppress our unwanted emotions, it leads to more pain and negativity, as they manifest in different ways including as physical diseases.