What happens to us chemically, biophysically, metaphysically, psychologically (or any feast of similar and dissimilar modes of realizabilities) when we want to not be where we are/how we are/who we are? How are we relating to ourselves in these moments? And how might we be able to catch these moments and give them our attention so as to ease ourselves back into the here and now?
This article Four Words that Heal by Mary O’Malley really spoke to me about these moments of great fear or distance of and from our own livelihoods. The lengths we would go to to get away from ourselves and how in learning to stay with the uncomfortableness and dis-ease, we may find the release that brings us back into healing, back into our lives.
A useful tool for helping us investigate and stay with these moments is Tara Brach’s acronym of RAIN.
I suppose I’m sharing this because I think we can all be reminded of this, can’t we? We can all do with learning/re-learning that what can help us love this “One wild and precious life” of ours more is realising that – As is, YOU are so very much here and loved so very much for that reason alone.