“The snake that cannot shed its skin perishes.”
One needs to be aware that as one directs their attention at the phase of your journey, where you go no contact that the proverbial realm of chaos and danger lurks in the shadows of one’s hidden self....
Striving for noticing when one is tapping into awareness is key. Contemplate and share on the forum mini milestones of bringing your unconscious into your current aware state. Acknowledge your hard work and know that when one is sacrificing an old way of being they are likely to discover and FEEL the emptiness and pain. Pulling away during no contact will hurt and your brain seeks out anything to fill the void. You are still in control. Know that.
Some psychologists suggest that psychological rebirth only differs from a psychological breakdown by the end result. To lessen the risk of feeling like your life is unraveling or god forbid an actual breakdown, take charge of one’s circumstances as best you can. So rather than being that passive observer who feels helpless and pulled different directions by forces beyond your control, be your own hero. Realize you are human. When you slip, get back on the horse and on keeping on the next day. Combat the negative feelings of slipping up and shame with kindness to yourself. Post on the forum. Share your suffering and support others who are going through the same struggles. Be your own friend and acknowledge how far you’ve come.
I’m a true believer in setting the mind to short term daily and some time hourly goals when you are feeling that pull or void. Fill it with something good for you, safe and obviously not something you’ll regret to quench your thirst and fill your cup with alternative sources for feeling satisfied and free from the chains of addictive thoughts.
Sacrifice is a necessity to make room for the emergence of self.
“Sacrifice always means the renunciation of a valuable part of oneself, and through it the sacrificer escapes being devoured.”