Today's reflection on one of my past stress items was quite profound. I had previously written about this incident in an earlier journal entry. There were tears at that time recounting a painful series of events and behaviors that affected me. But today was different. I focused on my feeling of sadness and allowed it to fill my chest and stay there. I breathe into it and did't chase it away. I tell my inner child that the sadness is welcome to come out and be felt. I will treat it like a pup that needs comfort. I think this is what not repressing feelings means. I still feel sad and also spent. There is more to the Day 9 exercise but it will need to wait for tomorrow.