We often want to numb the bad shit. Being honest about feelings such as shame, fear and uncertainty lead to vulnerability; and we’re conditioned to associate vulnerability with weakness.
Anger | Hate | Resentment
Thank you for providing opportunities to learn & grow “To all of the people along the way who hurt me, lied to me, betrayed me and broke my heart… You unknowingly pointed me in the direction of my own North Star. Without the messes, I wouldn’t have a message. You gave me more than you […]
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” Mahatma Gandhi Reflections: Let That Anger Go… Let That Anger Go by eof […]
“Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss.” Nathaniel Branden Reflections: Letting Go Of Anger & Following Our Bliss… Anger can be used in both a productive and disruptive way, but we must be clear about the difference. When we stand up against oppression and vote our conscience, or […]
Many are revolted that no cool heads are prevailing as we veer close to the debt-ceiling precipice. But let us pause. Let us ask: Why has this come upon us? Look no further than the election of 2010, when “voter anger” chased out the last statesmen and ushered in thugs who view compromise as a […]
‘Thumbs up’ to me My coping strategies are changing. Flashbacks have been a part of my life for almost 20 years now, but they have been increasing over the last 12 months. In addition, I have also been experiencing what I term ‘regression’, where I not only have a flashback or extremely vivid memory, but […]
TRIGGER WARNING This post may contain triggers for those who have experienced sexual abuse. Don’t stereotype me… Seriously, do I have to be a ‘feminist’ just because my father raped me? After realising that I don’t feel safe enough (yet) to talk to my counsellor about many things associated with the sexual abuse I experienced […]
“Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.” Gautama Buddha Reflections: From Anger to Awareness… Anger symbol…a needle eager to burst a balloon Anger: A strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; […]
“What goes up, must come down.” That’s a saying that I hear every now and again, and I guess in a way it has always been descriptive of my moods. Having said that, you would expect that after feeling so good last Thursday my moods would have taken a downward plunge, but, surprisingly, I still […]
She sits in the dark and starts to cry and doesn’t let herself wonder why if people knew they didn’t do but turned their backs, and now everything turns to black.