The Only Way Out is Through

As you have probably noticed by now I admire BM so much. She truly is one of my favorite humans and one of the greatest I have been blessed to know. I call her a nickname and it is always so hard to write BM and not her actual name 🙂  I have learned so many lessons from her and today I am going to talk about one of those lessons.

One day, BM said something in yoga that hit me so hard. I cried hearing these words. She said, “the only way out is through” and something in my heart felt such strong feelings. She told us, “the only way through the pain is to move through the pain.” This is something that I needed to hear so strongly. I had been running away from my pain for so long. I was running from the pain of a lifetime of trauma, bad self esteem, anxiety, pain, etc. and I needed to finally move through the storm.

When I was inpatient I had a girl who was there with me give me a powerful metaphor. She said to view life as a tornado. The past is following you and threatens to chase you. if you look back then all you can see is the chaos. You have to move on from it. You cannot see the future at all. However, the eye of the tornado it completely calm. We have to stay mindful in order to live life in a way that we can manage feelings.

I have had to finally face so much pain…and I have come out on the other side. Somedays it still REALLY hurts and it feels like too much. However, I have finally learned that running away does nothing for me at all. I have the love and support to make it through all of this. I can use my supporters to help me move through the pain.

The only way out is through.

Move through it.

“And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in.”

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