Learn to bear with what’s going on inside.
That means learning to observe and tolerate the heartbreaking and gut-wrenching sensations that register misery and humiliation.
Only then can you start to befriend rather than obliterate, the emotions that keep you in fixed and immutable maladaptive behaviors.
Erasing awareness and cultivating denial are often essential to survival.
But the price is that you lose track of who you are, of what you are feeling, and of what and whom you can trust.
To trust your memories and be able to tell them apart from your imagination.