“Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.”
Therapy: The Good, The Bad and The Really, Really Bad
I love this article. It is exactly the description of what happened to me. I needed 6 years to start loving myself first. It is only now it is time to feel through the pain and hurt from the past and let it go. This includes physical letting go as well. It makes my body extremely tired and aching too. Now after a few weeks, I feel energy slowly coming back and aching is less, slowly. On the other hand, I love myself more than ever, and am genuinely living life from my heart and intuition instead of sabotaging myself into survival mode. It takes time and effort and patience, and is so worth it!
I so completely agree. The physical pain and aching is from lack of cortisol. From study.com: Cortisol, like all steroid-based hormones, is a powerful chemical. Steroid-based hormones have a common mechanism of action in that they enter cells and modify the gene activity in the DNA. The amount of cortisol in your body is driven by the amount of stress you are experiencing. In addition, caffeine consumption, your eating patterns, how much physical activity you get and your sleep patterns all affect how much cortisol is released in your system. As a general rule, your highest level of cortisol occurs just after you get up in the morning and the lowest level is in the evening as you are falling asleep.
Cortisol’s main function is to save us when we are under stress. Cortisol does this by provoking the cell to manufacture glucose from proteins and fatty acids. This process is known as gluconeogenesis. What cortisol is doing is saving glucose for the brain and forcing the body to use fatty acids from stored fat as energy.
On Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:25 Emotional Sobriety Means Healing Mind, Body, and Soul, wrote:
> kberman posted: ““Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t > cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it > away or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. > You have to endure it. You have to live through it ” >