Crazy the connections our brains make, that we have to forcibly override with our minds, amirite?Losing someone to me feels like I'm left to fend for myself in an abusive environment. However, that isn't the case anymore.
Try changing the concept?I think the first hurdle is conquering the shame of thinking I don't deserve to be happy
If happy is too hard / seriously tangled up in trauma… or if you struggle with the whole concept of “deserve”, like I do?
- I shall be exquisite. I shall be fierce. I will take pride in myself, my life, my friends, my choices. I am joy, tempered by hard realities, brutal experience, & the resilience of getting up 8 times after being knocked down 7. I might be on my ass right now, but I’m getting back up, and then? Look out! 😎