I absolutely love this sentence… sometimes I read things and they just inspire me so much that I get chills all over and I immediately want to share. Below is an excerpt from something inspirational that I read and wanted to share!
“Can I surrender to what is? We may think we can’t stand to feel our fears, but the truth is we just don’t want to, primarily because they feel so uncomfortable. But over time we can develop the courage and confidence to stay present with our fears. We learn again and again that it’s awareness that heals; and gradually, the fears, which at one point felt so solid and unapproachable, are now much more workable.”
For the past 5 years, I have increasingly become more aware of this(above)…and purposefully forced myself to go through all the feelings and emotions that would come over me when I was experiencing sadness of any kind. If you don’t go through it, you can’t learn from it and you’re probably going to keep making the same mistakes again.
Whenever, I’ve got a heavy head, I challenge myself to look the scenario straight on and basically suck it up..for lack of better words. Especially if it’s something that I have brought on myself by decisions I made or my inability to see something for what it was. I don’t say this in an arrogant way, I say it from a place of humility.
It’s easy to bury your worries in any form of abuse, whether it’s drinking, drugs, disrespecting your body, gambling, being angry, over-eating, under-eating, etc. I personally grew up with the familiarity that escapism was the norm, via whatever means, i.e., basically doing anything that would allow you to be anywhere but present. But I’ve always had the feeling in the back of my mind that not facing things head on didn’t seem right and it’s only with maturity and gained wisdom through the years that I’ve been able to see why.
Facing your chaos teaches you to be stronger, make better choices, it makes you wiser overall. It makes you a better friend, a better lover, a better parent and a better human being.
Simply put, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger“. xo