Too often, we build walls around ourselves in the midst of grief, pain, or challenges.
We inflate ourselves up to be people who don’t need anyone’s help, people who are getting by just fine, people who are strong enough to weather the storm on their own.
We close ourselves off to feeling anything in the name of self-preservation. We distance ourselves from emotions that scare us because of how weak, vulnerable or incapable, they may make us seem.
But it’s through allowing ourselves to embrace that weakness and it’s through allowing ourselves to feel those daunting emotions that we can start to build ourselves up again. This might be on our own or with help from others.
It’s time to give yourself permission to feel. It’s time to embrace the very vulnerability you shun and in doing so, discover the love, joy, and peace that waits for you on the other side.