What happens when a closed pressure cooker is heated on the stove? Simple: there is a lot of pressure created inside the hermetically closed pot.
If you try to open it when hot, you will get burned and the stuff inside will splatter all over your kitchen.
A hot pressure cooker: this is how people who cannot express emotions, who do not communicate how they feel and what they want, get to feel on a daily basis. They are ready to explode and sometimes they do in violent, inappropriate ways, angry with random people or unrelated events.
Did you ever feel like that? Did you ever lash out at the person in front of you only to be left exhausted, confused and drained once it was all over?
If you did, then there are things inside you that you are keeping hidden even from yourself. Until you get in touch with them and heal your hurt and anger, you will continue to function like a pressure cooker.
And here’s the thing: the building pressure of the burning hot steam will hurt you physically, emotionally and mentally.
Take the pot off the stove, let it cool off completely and then open the lid, willing to look inside.
Examine what you find with compassion and love for yourself.
Let go. Heal. Don’t let the steam burn you.