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.
How does it feel to heal your inner wounds? What does it mean to be fully alive?