Sometimes what’s bugging us is not what we say is bugging us … sometimes it’s because we’re just holding on to it instead of getting it out of us. Foggy? Let me explain, I watched someone practically suffer unnecessarily (in my opinion) after a recent breakup. I don’t say the suffering was unnecessary but the WAY they were agonizing seemed a bit much. I’ve had my share of the crying and questioning too so I could empathize. I only had one bit of advice to share with the person and that was to get it out after they already told me they were praying. (Prayer is numero uno in my book.) Get it out? She wanted the answer to that like I’m sure you do by now. Any time I have a problem and am in need of finding a solution, I grab a writing utensil and let the questions/feelings flow through my hand. I work it out of me by writing.
I expressed many times to my “friend” whenever she would talk about the breakup that I really thought if she would write about it, she would feel so much better. One day I received an email from her titled, DID SOME WRITING. Initially I thought I wouldn’t want to read what she said because it wasn’t for my eyes/heart/ears. It turned out that what she wrote could have almost been me at one time or another and possibly could have been or IS you. This post isn’t about what she said. It’s about what she did and what happened through her getting it out. She learned that the writing was therapeutic. I know if she reads this post, she will laugh and maybe be mad at herself because she does not feel the same way any more and probably will regret she ever did. But, as we all know, that’s life.
I don’t know what your “breakup” is but I do know healing flows in my life when ink flows through my pen. I share here and this post is my freebie advice to you — GET IT OUT. Below is the email I received unedited and to show you how simple it is to put your thoughts on paper.