Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Numbing; To Take The Edge Off Discomfort
vulnerability, discomfort, and pain. These behaviors can be obvious addictions but they can also be everyday behaviors that allow us to check-out. Life is plainly challenging and I found it helpful to identify my reasons to numb.
When I numb my feelings of depletion, frustration, and dissatisfaction I also numb the positive feelings of work well done, joy in my family, and gratitude for being alive. I am looking for the ways to have joy and numb pain at the same time. Can't seem to see a way through the dilemma. I think it can't be done.
What behaviors do I use to numb? It is certainly not writing blog posts about my bad habits. I need chocolate just to write this.
The hardest part of this assignment was coming up the antidote. How can I comfort my feelings instead of numbing them?
This list looks a lot like my Six Habits of Happiness. Clearly I am receiving revelation in regards to my own weakness. I'm grateful.