posted by Anonymous on 08 October, 2021
some days i am really happy but others i crash. why are my mood swings so bad that i feel like cutting because i'm numb. what are something you guys do or your happiest memories?
i feel you. i wonder, what would happen if we lived in a world that encourages us to actually feel our feelings. i mean, feel them from the moment they occur, to the moment they pass through us. the damage from feelings is not acknowledging them. feelings get stuck and cause harm because they feel like some sort of annihilation. but they're just feelings, and they rise and fall. they come and go. crappy feelings are normal. i've heard the adage: the only way out is through. numbness is the deepest part of the brain trying to spare you from unfamiliar territory. but allowing ourselves to feel the feelings makes us aware of the feelings and also to know that they won't kill us. uncomfortable for a while, but temporary. one thing i like to do is ask: what's going on outside my head? listening to what's going on. cars, wind, birds. for just a moment paying attention to what the world is doing outside my thoughts. it's been a refuge. hope this helps