Sometimes I wonder why I am so drawn to readings, podcasts, and videos about emotional health. Mostly, it’s because I had to clean up my own struggles, understand where they were coming from, and learn to recognize I would have good days but also bad moments. The human experience.
This takes time. And if often takes words from experts to get you through the dark spots.
What I’ve learned:
- We must live with imperfection and failure.
- We will all experience moments of doubt, hurt, and pain. It’s what we do with those times that will push us through to the other side.
- Knowledge of how the mind works is essential.
- We can only release shame when we become vulnerable and share our stories.
- Focusing on breath solves many problems.
- I really can’t change the past; I can create a future that heals my heart.
I love this Brene Brown quote: “Stillness is not about focusing on nothingness; it’s about creating a clearing. It’s opening up an emotionally clutter-free space and allowing ourselves to feel and think and dream and question.”
Ten years ago, the walls I had erected to protect me started to crumble. I’ve learned those walls had to go. When we are kind to ourselves, we open up fields and forests of relationships that can grow. Start by forgiving yourself and see what happens.