People will do anything in order to get rid of their unwanted thoughts and emotions to the
extent of praying or and meditating for hours at a time, just to quite their minds, which I believe is good.
Trying to get rid of those unwanted thoughts and emotions by suppressing or expressing them might be of a temporary benefit. But let’s face it, it’s utterly impossible to chase those so called unwanted thoughts and feelings at bay for good.
Before you know it they will comeback with full steam and sometimes with vengeance.
Instead of suppressing or expressing our thoughts and feelings as a distraction or unwanted; addressing them as accepting witness and also properly process them as compassionate contemplator goes a long way.
Do not be in denial. Acknowledging and owning these seemingly disempowering thoughts and emotions works for you; because you can not change what you do not "own".
By bringing stillness and silence in this compassionate contemplation you might be able to see that what they are made of.
Even-though, you have perceived them as unwanted and provoked by what seemed to be an
outside phenomenon, they’re inside you and part of you waiting to be acknowledged by you and dying to be free and re-emerging whence they arise.