Isolation Exercise

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” ~Kahlil Gibran

“You know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.” ~Lemony Snicket

At some point I will be able to agree with these quotes but not right now. Despite what some may think, I do not share every aspect of my life online. I don’t even share everything that goes on inside of me with those who are closest to me. Some wounds cut deep, slashing away at one’s confidence and character, leaving an ugly mess of pain, confusion and uncertainty. It is easier to retreat, to withdraw within oneself, to become numb. Because my job involves interacting with people, I need to plaster a smile on my face and create a cheery, pleasant demeanor, while I lock my emotions up tight. It is both a blessing of distraction and a curse of avoidance.

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