Suppressing is like pretending it isn't there even though it is still struggling to be heard, whereas surrender is to fully experience the feeling or emotion without judging it as good or bad - it just is.
It's not a contest. Emotional pain is pain - period. Looking at it hurts like hell. Living with it hurts like hell. Setting out on a quest to find better people to share your life with, makes you well.
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You don't know pain until you're staring at yourself in the mirror with tears streaming down your face and you're begging yourself to hold on and be strong. THAT is pain.
Self-love is not an achievement. It’s a practice. A tedious and difficult practice. It’s easy to love yourself when you’re coasting, when you’re not in emotional pain, when you’re not fucking up.
So many people reach out to me for coaching because they are in overwhelming emotional pain. But what do you do when the pain hits you like a Tidal Wave? Ride it out. These 6 steps will help you safely reach the shore. www.michelecollum.com