Remember even if you feel like you are going backwards, there is only one direction to go: Forwards.
Someone wrote this on my Facebook page:
After two good days I can’t stop crying today. It feels like I’m back to how I was feeling before. Those two days were brilliant. Today I feel scared it won’t come back! What do I do for myself?
Just have to think of the crying as part of the progress instead of a regression. Just the next layer, not the old layer. Sometimes when we feel good, we are ready to heal the next layer. We feel it deeply, but this is not regression. It is part of the process. You will come out of it since you were ready to do this right now. Celebrate that it is progress and these tears mean one more layer being healed. This is transient. You will not stay here. The only thing we can count on is that things change! xoxo (Work with me! Jodi Aman Counseling.)
There is only one direction
Just remember when things are hard, it is another experience, another opportunity to heal deeper. This is what we are here for. If we open to it, it will be easier. Resistance can stall they process. But ask for mercy. And ask for a break before the next layer! It doesn’t always have to be hard. Learn the lesson quick so the suffering can end.
There is only one direction to travel, forward. But the best way to do this is to stay in the present. Getting stuck in the past and beating ourselves up for feeling bad again is the worst thing we can do. Pull up your bootstraps, surround yourself with support, grab some inspiration, and hold on to the handlebars. Know it is temporary.
How do you keep in mind ‘there is only one direction’? How do you get through a hard time? Tell me!