Powerful honest, and direct sharing-thank you!
For me, I had to restore intimacy with myself first and foremost: I cannot fill the need for connection with other people-no matter how healthy the relationship-if I am disconnected from myself.
You ARE connecting with yourself-including those very young feelings and emotions from the part of you that never got the nurturing and support you needed.
And this is because you have stopped escaping and are facing reality-in all its unpleasantness.
So own that you are doing the hard thing.
Own that you are being heroic for the unheard, unanswered, lonely part of you that acted out for so long.
Own the work and heroism and appreciate the gifts, the rewards, the benefits, the awarenesses, and the strength that this is all delivering.
And share with others this journey: light the way, announce the hope, even agonize over the despair:
We are all climbing up the same mountain range.
Your steps are inspiring.
We have to take responsibility for what we're not responsible for.
�It doesn't matter where you've come from,
It matters where you go" Frank Turner