It's not easy to deal with painful emotions head-on. But it's a key to good health and well-being physically, mentally and spiritually.
If we don’t deal with pain when it occurs, it will resurface as compounded emotional toxicity later on. If you don’t know how to deal with feelings of anger and fear, you're likely to turn them inward at yourself, believing, “It’s all my fault.”
That type of guilt depletes our physical, emotional and spiritual energy until any initiative or movement feels impossible. We feel exhausted and paralyzed, leading to insomnia, hostility, anxiety and depression.
Toxic, turbulent emotions have one cause - not knowing how to deal with pain.
Pain is normal in life, but suffering isn’t. When we don't learn how to deal with pain, we suffer.
This is a tough one for me to handle, but I trust you'll connect me to the wisdom that will get me through this. I recently moved across the country to Sedona, AZ. to fully follow my passion and purpose but recently found out through a mutual friend that my best friend back in PA has been having an affair with my ex of three years. To be totally honest, this has left me feeling angry and betrayed beyond anything I've ever felt before and it's gotten to the point that I'm OBSESSING about it day and night and it's making me miserable. PLEASE help me get past this.
“When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.” - Dale Carnegie
Do you have someone in your life that drives you completely insane?