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... I started my self-healing journey a couple of years ago, after a physically violent relationship taught me that, if I did not learn to deal with my past, it was going to seep into my present and follow me wherever I went. I was one of the people Elizabeth Gilbert describes “who got tired of their own shit and decided to transform.”
1. Accept where you are at.
All my life, I’ve been told that I had to reach a point of healing and self-love - that “a-ha” moment when I will be perfectly whole.
2. Forget the “meditation” fads – be here now.
3. Don’t fear the dark emotions.
Western media portrays happiness as the ultimate goal.
4. Redefine Love.
Loves heals all; isn’t that what the song lyrics say? However, in her book “All About Love,” bell hooks argues that the western culture fails to give a concrete definition of love, often putting an emphasis on romantic love or that “perfect” family that we missed out on our childhood as the only redemptive and healing types of love.
5. Read stories about people who are like you.
I learned to love myself when I saw other people loved themselves and embraced the very same flaws I rejected in myself.
6. Realize that perfect people do not exist.
For the full article...
https://restforresistance.com/zine/what ... nd-healing
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Addiction, OCD, attachment disorder, complex PTSD, codependency are a few things that pop to mind. My own therapist wasn't big on labels and far more interested in working with my symptoms and getting to their origins.
For Professional Coaching / Therapy see http://loverelations.co.uk/limerence
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