Suppression is calming down, lowering the intensity, damping the pendulum of activity. It is not repression which is an entirely different kettle of fish. Repression means forcing an activity to stop. There is no intention with suppression to stop the activity, the aim is to get it balanced, more gentle, more peaceful.
A gentle swing of the pendulum of life.
Suppression is much kinder on the body long term than overload, but it often takes an overload activity to 'open the door'. Once the door has been opened, then suppression activities can be used.
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