When one develops a greater capacity for tolerating emotions in the body, the body is not as stressed or dysregulated or shut down in the face of difficult or unacceptable emotions. This can confer diverse benefits:
- Improvement in physical and energetic conditions including resolution of psychosomatic or psychophysiological symptoms.
- Healthy changes in cognition and behavior with the body more available for both functions and from more regulated emotions.
- Better relationships because emotional regulation is key for interacting with others in a healthy manner.
- With the body more open to the environment, better connection between the individual and the collective and its resources, improving conditions for individual healing and strengthening one’s (spiritual) connection with the whole.
- Increased chance of success on the path of enlightenment as the capacity to tolerate opposites in emotional experience is a key requirement for enlightenment.