We spend a lot of time thinking about what's wrong with us. We don't spend much time thinking about our strengths and what makes us amazing.
We've learned that makes us seem arrogant or conceited. It also opens us to being whacked down like a tall poppy....
But suddenly you’re ripped into being alive. And life is pain, and life is suffering, and life is horror, but my god you’re alive and its spectacular. - Joseph Campbell
We're all afraid of pain. We have to override every natural instinct that tells us to run from it. Running from pain is the natural thing to do.
Sitting with pain, and learning from pain, is counter-intuitive. It feels …. painful and shitty and gut-wrenching and heart-breaking. We don't like it.
I tried for a long time to run from pain. That's what I knew. I had lots of coping mechanisms to help me. Food restriction, control, and working myself into the ground - to name a few.