“We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.” ~ Brene Brown
This is why taking on a state of vulnerability and understanding is so integral for healing. The emotional blocks or physical pain I may be experiencing are not there by immaculate conception, or “God holding out a magnifying glass”; they are there because a part of me felt them necessary for protection. Instead of decreeing a battle against myself, which only reinforces these barriers, I can be curious, receptive, and respectful, inviting the sensations in as if being reacquainted with dear friends.
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again