Are you hiding? .
Behind the fears and insecurities, because you are too afraid to show the world who you are?
You are not the only one. I was hiding who I truly was for years. I was afraid to speak up and express how I felt because I didn't want to feel rejected. It was easier to obey and follow the societal norms and rules instead of going against them. .
I stayed in the relationship which was draining me in many ways and even though deep down I knew that it was going to end, I was afraid to express myself and say that I wasn't happy. .
Instead, I created for myself so much work that it left me with chronic fatigue. It was easier to overstretch myself in many ways instead of facing the real issues in life. .
That is what we do. Instead of dealing with the real issues we create addictions, we end up binge eating, indulging in way too many glasses of wine with the excuses that this is our way to relax and recharge. .
When did wine, an extra slice of chocolate or even drugs help to solve the problems that we don't even want to face? If you were honest with yourself, the answer would be, NEVER!
We get our moment of release, but our issues don't disappear and the more we avoid facing them, the harder it becomes to face them until one day we end up with a health condition or another form of a wake-up call. .
In instances like this where we have no choice, but to face our fears, we receive healing so profound that we end up questioning ourselves why was I stuck for so long in the relationship and career that wasn't fulfilling me, but draining me instead? .
In the moments when we dare to journey deep inside of us and get the answers that feel uncomfortable at the beginning, we create a momentum for change. Fear becomes our friend instead of an enemy. Every time we end up facing it again, it becomes easier as we build immunity for it. .
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