I have read a fair bit and listened to talks about how we all repress certain emotions dues to our family and or cultural conditioning. For example we feel may feel lonely and instead of facing the emotion and then using an adaptive strategy to process or release the difficult feelings such as reaching out to friends or family we instead may use a maladaptive strategy such as wasting time on Facebook which gives us the illusion of connectness which is basically just avoiding and or repressing the feelings.
It is said that in meditation these repressed emotions begin to resurface and we can then learn to accept them with kindness and compassion.
The reason I am discussing this is because for me I rarely feel anything at all in meditation apart from some restlessness occasionally. I have a lot of thoughts but I barely feel any emotions. I'm not sure why. I'm wondering if I have some very deeply repressed emotions that aren't arising because they are too painful.
I know that I am a chronic procrastinator and procrastination is a maladaptive coping strategy. It's a way to avoid. I guess I'm avoiding feeling something.