You Won't Be Here Forever
I recently realized I did this because I was struggling to sit with my own pain. Hearing their pain triggered mine, and I would do everything I could to make that feeling go away.
We can’t wish pain away, we have to sit with it, listen to it, learn from it, and then grow from it.
This is new territory from me, and I designed a life around avoiding the vulnerabilities of others to avoid my own, but I’m committed to practicing it.
Now people text me their problems and I try to be there actively and add some support. Most of the time it isn’t advice, it’s an empathetic ear, replying only to show I understand them, and they’re not alone.
I’m not perfect at it, but I want to get better, for those that I care about, and for myself.
Life is too short to avoid the unpleasant things, especially since none of us are making it out alive.
Let’s redefine our relationship worth our pain, see it as an important teacher, instead of the schoolyard bully we need to avoid. #Bless
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