‘You can run,’ Dorian said in a neutral tone that did nothing to lessen the intensity of his expression,
‘but sooner or later, you run out of places to run to.’
Many of us have been running our whole lives. Constantly feeling the urge to move, either into the future, away from the past, or simply out from wherever we are.
So what are we running from?
My clients often share that facing this moment is too hard, too overwhelming, and the thought of being with their emotions is too much. This is exactly how I felt when I was grieving.
However, once I felt safe and supported; once I understood I did not need to do this alone, I discovered that my thoughts and my anxiety were an illusion. I thought that facing my grief or the uncertainty of the future would destroy me, when in fact, it freed me.
The truth is we don’t need to go anywhere but here, and the only reason we are suffering, is our resistance to this truth. The only reason we are running, is our fear of the unknown.
We all deserve to find this freedom and the actions we need to take – are to choose, find the support we need, and trust in the process..
When we do, we will discover the whole world is right here with us.