When you justify an action or experience and go into denial you will drag that experience around with you throughout your life. Until you are willing to acknowledge, be honest with, take responsibility for, feel, validate, and surrender the outcomes of those painful experiences, they will affect, plague, and contaminate every experience you have moving forward. Not feeling emotions and not being willing to be responsible for all of your experiences is an illusive experience which significantly affects you and teaches you that you don’t have to feel and invites you to emotionally shut down in all of your relationships. Every human being has the impulse to use denial at times. Using denial does not make you “bad”—it only accentuates your vulnerability to not want to experience pain or anything that may feel unpleasant to you. Fortunately or unfortunately, discomfort and pain are necessary parts/experiences in life and no one is void of experiencing them. Overcoming denial is a conscious choice to leave distortion and enter Truth. By paying attention to when you use justification you can stop yourself from entering denial and reinforcing your distorted thoughts. Be honest and responsible with yourself about your thoughts, actions, and motives and you can find peace.