It can take you to your knees. It can surround you and make you feel trapped. It feels like it will consume you.
But here’s what I want you to know.
Feelings are temporary. Whether it’s joy or agony, that feeling has an end and it will lift. If you numb it or push it away, it will come back twofold. And while you can’t make it go away, you can learn to manage it.
Often what we do to ourselves to avoid it causes years or even a lifetime of more pain.
The secret is to allow it in and let it be the compass that leads you to new and exciting places. Let it bring you closer to your purpose. Let it remind you of how precious your own life is.
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so true. and that’s why so many of us deep thinkers have problems.
What is your gift can sometimes be your Achilles heel
Seriously, I used to like being sensitive and smart, but now I often think how much easier it would be to be selfish and sheeplike.
God I love that honesty, Stacy. I have thought the same thing. Why can’t I have a brick wall of a brain that doesn’t give a rat’s @$$ about empathy?