What I’m saying is that all of us, when we step or are forced out of our comfort zones, will inevitably feel broken from time to time. It’s called growth, and I was growing at a speed that was impossible to manage without help.
As I continued to meet with my therapist, establish a meditation and journaling practice, and regularly participate in yoga, I started to see that my feelings were nothing to be afraid of and that brokenness was just a feeling—it was all part of life. Somewhere along the line, I had picked up habits that kept me from having to feel painful emotions, and what I was seeing was that now, as a mature adult, I could handle what my life was throwing my way and that my feelings were my guiding light.
If you feel broken, I promise you, you’re not broken. Truthfully, I don’t believe anyone’s “broken,” but if you’re alive, aware, and caring enough even to consider your emotional health, you’re already doing better than most. I want you to know that if you’re feeling low or sad, you’re feeling, and that’s most of the battle. You’re here. You’ve already started the work. Having been in a place where I didn’t feel anything, I’d sure as heck rather be feeling something than nothing at all. When we feel something, we get information that we can eventually use on our journey of life.
Don’t get too caught up in labeling what you’re feeling yet—that will come later, and if you’re anything like me, you will probably be on a therapist’s couch, or at least on their Zoom screen, when you start to figure out what it is you’re feeling and why, and most importantly, what you’re going to do with that information. At this point, just be glad you’re feeling something—even if it’s that you’re feeling broken.
You’re human, and sometimes, we all feel a little bit broken, but it will pass. It might pass like a kidney stone, but I promise it will pass.
Question: Was there a time when you avoided your feelings?
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