After the Seeker learns how to recognize his current emotions, to observe and get aware of them, he will face the suppression challenge. In other words, the Seeker will find himself in the situation where he will see his emotion, for instance, fury, but will be unable to find its cause. The harder he will try to get aware of the cause, the more he will bump up against the invisible internal wall. When it happens, it can mean two things: the first one is that fury is a manifestation of the suppressed desire forbidden to display itself, the way it is supposed to be. The second one is that the suppressed energy of fury is bubbling over as it cannot be kept under control anymore, and there is no more space inside where it can be stuffed. All the bodies are too tense, and the excessive energy is thrown off at the earliest; for instance, this results in outbursts of fury over little things. If he does not know that, the Seeker might see an emotion appear, but cannot trace it back to the source.
The expression is the opposite of the suppression, so the proper active techniques must be used to get rid of the tension appearing against the background of regular control of the emotions. You can just try crying out your sadness. However, I have met many people bursting into tears for any reason, but their condition did not change at all; on the contrary, they could not help crying. Fury, anxiety and fear can be similar. The conclusion from the above is simple: unconscious expression of the suppressed emotions might shape an unhealthy emotional stereotype where the feelings go in circles like a horse in the circus, making man feel sad or furious again and again.
In other words, the emotion possesses and guides you in this case, you turn into sadness and its unconscious conductor yourself. If you practice expression of your emotions actively, you are the master, and there is a gap between you and the feeling, so you do not couple in full. At this moment, you turn into a conscious conductor of the emotional energy and break free of it. This approach helps get rid of the stereotype rather than create one.
The expression practices release tension from all the human inferior bodies provided that they are done properly. The internal space is made free, which helps achieve a break-through in self-awareness and gives a chance to get in.
The main difficulty faced by those trying to do expression practices is the inability to cross the forbidden line. The mind is on the alert and condemns all the man’s actions going beyond the current conditionalism. This self-condemnation blocks the free flow of energy. You keep trying hard, but cannot make your fury flow freely and get rid of the heaviness the unexpressed fury brings. The only way to overcome this resistance is determination and sincere desire to succeed in expression. It sometimes takes a week of daily sessions, sometimes even a month. At any rate, I have never met people who would not have managed to overcome this resistance in a month. As usual, it takes patience and dedication.