Expressing your emotions is not the most important part.“Wait! What! But everyone says that we have to learn to express ourselves and tell others how we feel!”So much emphasis is put on informing others of your emotional state particularly in these times of people seemingly being so easily offended. We have been told that we have both the right and the responsibility to tell someone when they have offended us or upset us in anyway, without having to justify or explain why or how.While expressing yourself in a clear and respectful way it’s very important, what is more important is to actually explore and process the emotions and feelings. Expressing emotions does not free you from them completely, in fact in a cancel culture it often re-affirms and solidifies their effect and hold over you. The only true way to move through these emotions is to actually process them by acknowledging them and working through them to understand why they effect you the way they do. Only then can they be released and no longer be a burden on you or your progress.