Lately, I've really been thinking about the emotional side of me. I read the thread titled "Desire to feel" and I know that feeling. I've really desired to feel. Not feeling was okay for a while, but it's starting to become an obstacle. It's preventing me from truly connecting with the people I love, speaking emotional "language" in emotional situations, and dealing with negative thoughts and feelings of the past. I realized this after some recent events including me having the first nervous breakdown I've ever had in my life. After starting to get in touch with my emotions a bit, it's been a bit of a mysterious and uncomfortable place. Before, it seems like I "thought" myself into an emotion based on what the situation called for. But now, I literally feel physical sensations that I've never felt before. I'm crying when things are sad without forcing myself to do it. I'm truly joyful when good things happen. However, these have been making me quite uncomfortable sometimes. It's like I'm afraid to feel. I don't want to fall into the trap of stuffing my recently discovered emotions, but at the same time, I don't want to lose control of myself. Do any of you have suggestions for dealing with this? Have you ever been in a situation like this before? Let me know if this post doesn't make sense.