Resentment, What Does It Mean And What Causes It?

When it comes to human emotions, you may be wondering to yourself “what is resentment?” The definition is bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly. It is also known as bitterness, and is the basic foundation of hatred. It involves disgust, sadness, and surprise in the sense of the perception of injustice. It additionally combines the feelings of fear, anger, and disappointment.

What Causes It?

The feeling can be caused by several different situations, however, they all involve a sense of injustice or wrongdoing from an individual. For example, public humiliation, constant discrimination or prejudice, being taken advantage of, feeling unrecognized, envy and jealousy can all result in resentment. Perhaps someone said mean, hurtful things, acted thoughtlessly, or did not do enough in terms of what the resentful individual feels should have happened. Those who experience this constantly replay thoughts and feelings that are related to the unjust event, and often refuse to forgive and move on.

Holding on to the negative emotions is harmful to your emotional health and can impact your quality of life. In the words of Malachy McCourt, “Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

Where Does It Live?

Resentment thrives on negative feelings and grows more powerful when we are unwilling to forgive and release emotional pain. These negative feelings are felt through a disruption of the body’s energy and can manifest in physical pain and disease.  To overcome these negative thoughts, the body’s energy must be restored, and you can accomplish this through Emotional Freedom Technique Tapping.

Can Tapping Help?

Yes it can.Emotional Freedom Technique Tapping, also known as EFT Tapping, is a kind of Meridian Tapping that combines ancient Chinese acupressure with modern psychology. The human body circulates energy through a system of channels. Through EFT Tapping, you can access this energy by tapping on 12 of the body’s meridian points while focusing on clearing negative thoughts and feelings through the use of positive affirmations. EFT Tapping can open up the doorway to emotional freedom and forgiveness. By incorporating EFT Tapping into your life, you are giving yourself the tools to overcome negative emotions, and allowing yourself to improve your quality of life.

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