Each thought is a biochemical event in the brain that is communicated to the rest of the body. Often these thoughts are accompanied by feelings. Think of a feeling as a phone call from your heart. Always answer the phone; accept the message; feel the feeling! A feeling is energy and must be released. Positive feelings are often best released by connecting with others. But negative feelings must be released also. They are toxic to your mind and body if you attempt to repress or ignore them. Negative feelings are either released or “hanging around” causing problems and weakening your immune system. Without heaping judgment on yourself or others increase your awareness by following the feeling where it wants to go. Become your own best friend by showing yourself love, acceptance and compassion. The key is awareness. Deepak Chopra said that problems arise due to constricted awareness and solutions emerge in expanded awareness.