Whether you numb yourself with work, alcohol, sex, drugs, constant social stimulation, sleeping 12+ hours a day, or anything else you use…
Whether you’re afraid to meditate, go to bed at night and be alone with your racing thoughts, sit still and breathe for a few minutes, or you’re constantly busying yourself with superficial distractions…
The underlying reason is the same.
You subconsciously choose to disconnect from your body because there’s pain you aren’t allowing yourself to face.
You are in a state of self-rejection… running away from the pain that it terrifies you to face into.
I work with a lot of type-A/entrepreneurial/over-achiever/chronic do-ers who have a tough time slowing down.
They have what I call superhero syndrome.
They want every area of their lives to be operating at a 10/10, 100% of the time.
Flawlessness. Perfection. Optimization. They want to do life “right.”
When what they really, deeply crave is quite the opposite.
They crave rest. Play. Surrender. Ease. Formlessness. Laughter.
So if you’re someone who is constantly running around, staying stuck in your head, and avoiding living in your body… then here’s your remedy.
Slow down for long enough to feel your feelings. Instead of running away from your pain, embrace it. Accept it. Tell it ‘you have a home here.’
It won’t always be easy to feel the pain you’ve run away from for so long, but it is a necessary step in your evolution.
In fact, the feverishness with which you have strived to live a perfectly optimized life is in direct proportion to how much pain you still have to feel your way through.
At first, it might feel like a tsunami of emotions are overtaking you. Let them. Reach out for, and accept, support from others, but know that your feelings are ultimately yours to feel.
Once you face them, I promise you that you will not drown in them. You will move through them with love, and then come out stronger on the other side. I have been there before. It is possible.
I believe in you.
Dedicated to your success,
Ps. If you enjoyed this article, you will likely love checking out:
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– How To Manage Stress (Or How I Weathered My Shit Storm Of A Year)