Sometimes we confuse emotional or spiritual need with material or physical. How many times have we tried to fill up our insides by buying something, or eating something, that, while it may bring us a temporal feeling of comfort, leaves us once again empty in the end?
Eating disorders, out-of-control spending and debt to acquire more faster, filling an inner ache with drugs or alcohol, there are as many coping mechanisms as there are people in the world, I suspect.
I’ve learned to identify and get in touch with what’s really underneath it all. It’s still a process, we’re all works in progress. But often when we peel off layers and find that scared little kid underneath it all and we have to actually feel our pain, well, it ain’t easy.
Whether it’s some trauma from your past or not being cared for or nurtured in some way, if your greatest expectations have gone unmet, if your heart has been shattered into tiny shards, whatever lies beneath, know that you can and will survive and in one of the great ironies in this life, once you press through, grieve, and move one, you may find yourself in such a better place.
It’s tough trying to get from A to Z or back to a new A for a new beginning, you must do the hard work. This life doesn’t come with shortcuts.
When you know yourself fully and heal yourself (allow yourself to be healed) there is a new life awaiting.
Chase God/goodness/light/life while finding yourself, the combination of the two is immensely powerful.
Come out of the depths of your despair and back into the light. It’s a lot of fun up here.