If you feel things deeply, if the world has weathered you, if you are going through something that is uncomfortable or painful, or hard – you often have to decide between allowing yourself to dive into those emotions, or allowing yourself to numb them. And, a lot of human being choose to numb their experience of the world. A lot of human beings tell themselves that it is all too much, that is all too inconvenient, to deal with the depth of their circumstance. And it is often not their fault. In a world that has give us so many ways to kill our pain – through television, or prescriptions, or the sensationalising of being cool and favourable over being inquisitive, and authentic, it is almost a subconscious thing we do. We try to protect ourselves from pain, but if I have learned one thing, it is that pain demands to be felt. It will show up in other ways if we do not deal with it.
So, the greatest thing you can do when you are dealing with pain, or hardship, or change, or opposition is to feel it. Please, do not run rom your feeling. Run towards it. Run within yourself. Meditate. Get to know your mind, your heart, your soul. Trace your fingers over your wounds. Get to know the parts of yourself that you have hidden from the light. Heal yourself from the inside.