Today, am in a lot of physical pain and feeling mentally down because of it. You know cramps. Makes you feel like something is eating you from inside. Am not sure if you’ve ever felt what I mean, but am sure no one has been saved from their own unique crampy experience!
So what do you do when you feel like this? The normal tendency is to run around and try to find some relief. That could be in the form of catching one of your family members and asking them to give you a massage. But then again not everyone has that luxury, do they! Some might land up taking pain killers while others might try to ease the pain with a hot water bottle. Heat does do a good job to body ache is what I’ve always noticed.
My question to you today is, is it possible to just let the cramps be? Do we have to get rid of everything that makes us uncomfortable? Do we have to run helter-skelter trying to find a way to reduce the pain?
I know am sounding a little crazy currently! I’m asking you about something that’s obvious. Wouldn’t anyone want to get rid of their pain and end their suffering!
It’s pretty much the same with mental or should I say emotional pain too. We are always trying to stay away from it. So either we try to avoid it or once it comes on, we try to escape it. You know, push it under the carpet and tell ourselves that we are fine. But what happens to this emotional pain, does it go or does it just remain dormant in our system?
If you realise, avoiding the pain doesn’t work. If you avoid one situation that makes you feel ‘not good enough,’ another one will be just waiting around the corner. How long can you keep trying to run away from it?
Even once it has come on and you keep telling yourself that you’re fine, does it go away? Or does it keep nagging you from inside and pops up every now and again? Can you really escape from that loud voice banging inside your head, telling you how you are not okay?
These natural coping methods might be able to give you some momentary relief, but the truth is that they aren’t going to give you much in the long run. And when Pandora’s box opens up you really won’t know what to do because these will not be able to serve you during that time!
So how do you deal with them? By facing them. You have to look the emotion in the eye and tell it that you’re not scared of it. Tell it that you are going to go through it and finish it off once and for all. After all, facing the devil once is better than having to face him in smaller doses everyday, isn’t it!
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