Here is a message from Glennon Doyle Melton, author of “Carry on, Warrior,” a New York Times Bestseller.
Glennon Doyle Melton share the vulnerability and hurt that she overcame by accepting that life delivers pain, frustration and disappointment…as well as joy and happiness…sometimes on the same day.
Ms. Melton lived the life where emotions of pain and fear of love led to pretending not to need others… led to hiding her feelings.
But she asserts, “We are Truth Tellers.” We make our feelings and emotions known.
But, we act tough when we feel weak and we act confident when we feel scared.
We are vulnerable and our real answer to, “How are you?” is, “Actually, I’m not OK.”
But we don’t feel safe making that statement, so we hide in addictions.
Nervous energy and anxiety feelings get stuffed…with food, alcohol, drugs.
Glennon Doyle Melton shows us that some people wear their pain in their bodies as illness, disease.
The solution, our path to health? “Don’t withhold, don’t judge.”
Step into the sunshine of hope and its invitation to come out and have a life by accepting our lives as they really are.
Formula: Just do the next, right thing. Show up each day to face life.
Feel your feelings and share. Feelings can come…and we can accept them. Feelings go…and we thank them for the messages they carry.
We must honor our feelings as messages about what we need to accept. We need to listen to those messages, we need to become awkward, real human beings…able to exist with the pain and the joy. And it is all, OK.
But remember, the pain, loss, guilt and shame pile on top of you as you get better…while refusing to run away from yourself is the way to recover from your addictions and pain.
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