Do Not Run From Yourself

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.

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  1. Excerpt: Trace your finger over your wounds and feel it. I needed to hear it

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    1. GS says:

      Yup we have to feel it through rather than escape the feeling

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  2. Aditi Verma says:

    I can’t seem to thank you enough for this post because I had been feeling some uncomfortable emotions since a few days and this post really made me realise how to feel the pain and find myself! Beautifully written!!

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Aditi. I am glad the post resonates with you!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this! πŸ™

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome

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  4. Archi Tarwey says:

    Beautifully penned the emotions that we feel

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Archi. Glad you liked the post

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  5. mrid'hues says:

    True there…..totally agree that if we don’t deal with it, it will show up in other ways…. Thanks for putting it down in words

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    1. GS says:

      Remind yourself how much happier and freer you will feel after acknowledging and dealing with your issues. A great way to build courage is to repeat positive mantras like “You can do this” or “Everyone was once a beginner.” Then, focus on taking a least one positive step towards your objectives.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Hope you have a great day!! πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸŽπŸŒΉ

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  6. Ok, I’ll give it a try.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for trying, it’s the first step πŸ™‚

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  7. Couldn’t agree more with the need to feel emotions. Its too easy to dismiss or ignore feelings. I try to normalize my struggles and accept the emotion.

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    1. GS says:

      Emotions help us to communicate with others, such as when we feel sad and need some help. They also can help us to act quickly in important situations. For example, when you’re about to cross the street and see a car coming quickly, fear gets you to jump back onto the curb.

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    2. The Dreamer says:

      Right. Emotions should not be suppress or repress; they have to be expressed.

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      1. GS says:

        Absolutely!

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  8. The Dreamer says:

    It’s truly important to accept and name your feelings. Only then can you deal with it.

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    1. GS says:

      Remind yourself how much happier and freer you will feel after acknowledging and dealing with your issues. A great way to build courage is to repeat positive mantras like “You can do this” or “Everyone was once a beginner.” Then, focus on taking a least one positive step towards your objectives.

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