We have unlimited methods of avoiding. We’re very resourceful that way.
We are busy. There’s kids. There’s dogs. There’s job. There’s chores. There’s the garden. There’s partners. There’s parents. Friends. Books to read. Errands to run. We don’t feel well. We’re sick. There’s making healthy food.
It feels like we have SO much we have to do.
And then when we’re not doing those obligations, we’re “relaxing” – watching TV, we’re listening to music, we’re reading, we’re doing something.
But here’s the big secret: being busy, all this stuff we just HAVE to do, all this noise we surround ourselves with, is an avoidance strategy.
We’re running away from our feelings.
If we actually STOP. Actually give ourself SPACE. Read the rest of this post »