Denial. Don’t Even K(n)ow I Am Lying. Great acronym, isn’t it? When we repress the hurts that have happened in our lives they continue to live inside of us. Whether you are conscious of it or not, these painful experiences will manifest their way into your life, causing more harm and roadblocks to your recovery. In order to open the pathway to healing you must face these demons. As difficult as it may appear to you, you will discover that confronting these fears only shed light on what you need to move on. Running from your past keeps you stuck as the pattern continues over and over again.
When you are ready, reach inside and find the courage to make peace with that burning dragon. Make peace with your pain and the pain you have inflicted upon others. Yes, not dealing with your emotional challenges not only hurts you but also loved ones in your life. Uncovering all that is buried can be difficult but in the long run it is a road worth traveling. When you discard the dead weight you make room for a beautiful garden to flourish. Only then will you be kinder to yourself and those around you.
You will know when you are truly ready to make these changes. Some people reach “bottom” before they break the earth. Some are at death’s door. Some never make it. For those of you reading this who need to make changes, you know who you are. Denial or not, deep inside, you know. May you find the strength to conquer the darkness that lies within. There is a light inside of you that is yearning to shine upon you and brighten your path. Find assistance, do the work that needs to be done, and life will hold a whole new candle for you.