[MY FIRST EVER VIDEO POST] We’ve all experienced emotional pain.
Acute agony such as grief, disappointment, rage. They arise from a specific traumatic experience, are reactions to devastating loss, betrayal, injustice.
They have a clear trigger. And they subside again after a while. When life moves on.
And we with it.
But what about the emotional pain that never leaves? The chronic torture that remains with us every hour of every day. For no apparent reason.
When emotional pain becomes chronic, we feel like we want to crawl out of our skin. Run away from it all. Just make it stop.
So, we try to numb the pain. With medication, alcohol, drugs, food. We try to distract ourselves by working all hours, shopping, partying. We become addicts, alcoholics, workaholics, chocaholics, shopaholics.
All to make the pain bearable. Before it destroys us.
But numbing the pain is not the solution. We need to eradicate it. Eliminate it altogether.
And there is only one way to do it.Read more