The Catharsis Myth and Patience

#WorldMentalHealthAwareness

Fatima Altaf

This article was originally published in The Muslim Vibe.

Be silent. Only the Hand of God can remove the burdens of your heart.

                                                                                                                           – Rumi

Rumi’s words of wisdom, were, alas, not meant for this age. For this is an era of frankness and honesty, of being open and candid about your feelings and emotions, of letting it all out, whether positive or negative. It is the age of freedom and liberty. It is the age of Catharsis.

Catharsis, literally meaning purging or cleansing, was a term introduced…

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