David Dybdal, MD, PhD
|Posted on 8 October, 2019 at 15:55|
Often, we choose roles and patterns for ourselves which help us to cope with the fearful world around us; over time, as we grow, we begin to notice that these roles and patterns don't work so well. We begin to see and feel the discomfort of what's inside and around us. Naturally, we try to push away the discomfort, to escape the pain. If we are able to pay attention, we see that this strategy works only temporarily at best, and ultimately prevents us from learning how to deal with our problems. In the long term, this strategy only makes it worse. If we are lucky enough to find a way to accept what is, including the patterns of fear, pain and sadness in ourselves and in others, we then can start to see/feel through those patterns to something deeper and more substantial...