I am currently reading Brene Brown's new book Rising Strong. Part of my work with clients is on the importance of feeling the emotions that they are having. I hear a lot of fear when feeling the emotion - how people will get "stuck" there, dwelling in the bottom of the sadness/anger/shame/powerlessness, etc.
Trust me when I say...you will not get stuck. But it takes vulnerability and forgiveness/acceptance to process and work through the emotions.
This is why I believe therapy is so important. It gives you the non-judgmental space to process and heal. Even if it's awkward and uncomfortable to feel, it's also healing. Another paradox of life.
Trusting your intuition