To move was to feel pain—the pain of seeing how worthless I believed myself to be.
When we run away from ourselves, it's often because we get so overwhelmed by our perceived flaws that we don't see any good in ourselves. But there is. I was bummed out and burned out. All that I wanted to do was to keep driving, farther off into the desert, putting mile after mile between me and everyone else. Life can be hard, and sometimes you need an escape. Luckily, you have many options for escaping your life! Start by taking a mental break.
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I had neither the tolerance nor strength to face myself, and I often chose the easy way.
Sedatives, tranquilizers, hypnotics—I lived for. Why am I so damaged?
Why do I hate myself? What have I done to deserve this? And I did more and more of it. Sometimes I pushed the boundary too far: Like the time when I swallowed enough hypnotics to probably kill a few buffalos. When I simply woke up a few hours later asking for coffee, I lost interest in testing myself that way. But Salt Tacoma sex dating I started realizing I was losing chunks of memory, I knew I had reached my limit.
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After deciding to give up making myself unconscious and not moving, I went to the other extreme of moving too fast.
I started taking stimulants—various amphetamine-based pills that would kick my body and mind into action so I could move, talk, and think at lightning speed. I was running away from the same problem, and I thought I had found a better way of doing it.
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Everytime you feel the need to escape from your consciousness, open the note pad of your phone or take a pen and paper out to turn those thoughts into actual. I just want to run away – people say that at least once in their lives because of the stress and hardships. Well, stop that feeling and empower. Sudden urge to escape anxiety feeling and symptoms: why anxiety can cause a feeling like you have to escape immediately and what you can.
Many times, I succeeded. But always, I would spend the ensuing days beating myself up for every little incident I imagined had exposed the rotten me to the world. I began to feel the rage that had been suppressed in me for a long time.
After suppressing my emotions for so long, I found it quite empowering to act out my aggression. It gave me a sense of power I never.
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Soon, I was back to sleeping pills, and alternating them with stimulants—one countering the after-effects of the. I was addicted to both not moving and moving too fast.
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Yoga was too slow, Pilates too brutal, meditation too boring. I judged everything harshly. Some things were too wacky, others were not wacky.
It reflected my mind, which had been swinging like a pendulum from one extreme to the other, struggling to come to a balance. But I did not give up.
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Slowly, what was being revealed to me was beauty. What an alien concept it was, for I had never known beauty in all my life.
I learned that the other side of pain and false power is authentic power. When I reconnected to the parts of me that I had lost, it felt like a coming-home.
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