Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. — William S. Burroughs
Denial is very powerful when it comes to not facing truths about ourselves. We can answer most questions about ourselves, if we really want to know. Self-denial is simply to protect us from the truth because it hurts. But once we uncover things about ourselves, we can then begin the healing process. Our egos can get easily bruised at times when we feel hurt. Feeling our hurts is better than keeping them below the surface in which case takes a lot of energy to do. If we let go of our repressed feelings, then our anxieties will decrease and our world won’t seem to be so hostile. Our self-respect will be at an even level and then we will be at peace and we will be set free.