For a lot of years, I numbed pain through drugs, cigarettes, dysfunctional behaviours and avoiding being with myself. To feel meant I had to address what I wanted to turn a blind eye to. It meant that there were truths for me to face or accept as reality when it was preferable to live in la-la land.
These days, feeling all the feels can be incredibly overwhelming, especially in areas I give a fk about - the environment, animals and the state of humanity. Accepting the extreme contrast of beauty and pain of this world can be a real struggle, so it's important that I have tools at the ready to support that feeling journey.
But I'd rather feel than numb out, than turn a blind eye, then pretend something isn't happening, when it is. Feeling the feels allows emotions to move through me, each of them communicating a different message that helps me make an empowered choice once I've allowed them to pass.
Have a listen to today's episode about allowing yourself to feel again. I hope you enjoy it and take some gold nuggets from it.