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    I think I'm doing the journaling correctly this time.

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    trueself1

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    Join date : 2015-06-24

    I think I'm doing the journaling correctly this time.

    Post by trueself1 on Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:14 pm

    I didn't even realize just how emotionally constipated I have been lol! Ok so I started to take the journaling seriously and do it
    everyday as soon as uncomfortable feelings start to come up that I cannot explain. The other night I got sad after visiting a
    girlfriend who has a partner and kids, basically the things that I feel like i missed out on. So I get home and I start journaling
    about it after hanging out at her place yesterday. Omg! I was completely unprepared for the painful childhood stuff that was
    coming up.

     It had to do with outright, almost in your face, father rejection, and a pedophile that had started to prey on me at the age of 10.
    Let's just say I think I revisited and re-experienced some of that past pain. I was balling my eyes out. Rage, shame, humiliation, disgust,
    all kinds of feelings were coming up and being vented. It also feels like I'm able to see my behaviors more, and I'am beginning to
    honor my boundaries a little better. I'm able to pull myself back from unrealistic thinking, or magical thinking. I'm better able to
    cope with present and past losses.

    All this stuff was just eating at me everyday, no wonder I'm not getting anywhere. I guess there is alot more work to do, but I feel
    like I at least think that I understand what to expect now and how this works. I think prior to that last video that Richard made, I
    didn't fully understand what he meant by making friends with sadness and uncomfortable feelings.

    carrioncrow

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    Join date : 2016-06-20

    Re: I think I'm doing the journaling correctly this time.

    Post by carrioncrow on Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:58 pm

    Good work not running from pain and facing the unpleasant stuff!

    “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” - Rumi

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