Everyone I know has said to themselves at one time,“I hate the way I feel.”
Our lives are often filled with negative experiences, emotions, and sensations. Yep, it’s just part of the human experience. And we’re hardwired to move away from that. We do this by many different means: distractions, hyperarousal (feeling something more intense to overpower the negative one), numbness, addictions, etc etc.
What I want you to see is that our negative sensations are created by us and there’s some valuable insight that can come from it all.
Sitting still causes us to be able to finally come face to face with ourselves. We feel what we’re actually feeling when we free ourselves of any and all distractions. This is where we actually get to know ourselves, we have dialogue amongst the many entities inside ourselves.
Our lives are full of hypocrisy. We say one thing and do another. We present that something is important and distract ourselves with ridiculous bullshit. The differences in who we say we are and how we live creates tension and pain. Some would say that’s the definition of “struggle”.
I love intensity. I love to feel the immensity of life and the human experience or so I say…
I’m a firm believer that you’re not living fully until you’re facing, and feeling, the deepest truths about ourselves. It’s easy to see ourselves as good. It’s not a big challenge to reveal our superpowers and positive attributes. The parts we all hide is where the real fun is at. Not many are hiding our shameful parts to others while fully looking at them in ourselves at the same time.
Here’s the deal, you can’t fix or change anything in your life until you face it and own it. Deeply and honestly.
The power of facing our negative emotions will drive us to deal with our lies be cause we don’t want to live it it, remember? So rather than numb our and distract ourselves from the pain, fix what’s causing it.
Negative emotions when faced and sat with will motivate us to not be that thing we don’t want to face. Then we can own how we’re actually living our lives and who we really are and not the fantasy we convince ourselves of. Then if we keep facing those truths and feel what they cause us to feel the intensity of that will motivate us until it’s not the truth. This process will provoke powerful and accelerated shifts in life.
Sit still. Tell yourself the truth. Feel the intensity of that. Make some changes.
Thanks for your time, have a great day!