Pain is only temporary, the lessons we learn from pain last a lifetime. For the longest time I would go out of my way out to avoid pain. Deep down I was afraid of appearing weak.
Blinded by ego
I acted invincible. A glass cannon full of anger and resentment. I would act like my feelings didn’t matter. Masking my emotions, I was hurting inside. I was also hurting others.
If ignore pain and emotion, they don’t go away. Pain can last a minute, an hour, or a lifetime. The longer I avoid dealing with that pain, the longer I stay there. If I ignore emotions and ignore the feelings of others, pretty soon I’ll be alone.
If my girlfriend & I break up, I can be upset at her. But what if my actions caused her to feel unloved, and not appreciated? I would leave someone who appeared to not care. Regardless of how I feel about emotions and pain, they’re real.
There’s 5 love languages
To help make sense of our communication habits. Breaking through the pain helps me appreciate what part of me is feeling this way. Mapping out my emotions has helped me build stronger relationships with those I love most.
Gratitude of the day: Today I’m thankful for being able to see past my fears, and embrace an ocean of emotion. Not only my own, but those around me. There’s a balance and I contribute to it by adding value daily.
Action of the day: Today I will share my feelings with someone close to me, that I’m not afraid of appearing weak, if that means feeling pain and showing emotion.