as always Paula is right on with this post. When you first start out on your healing journey you struggle with no contact, you feel the pain will never go away but if you stick it out you are rewarded 10 fold. You achieve a level of self awareness a person could never attain with out having to put yourself back together. Paula did it through yoga, others meditation, what ever means you use to heal; as long as it is through self reflection it is well worth the effort, you are worth it.
The day I stepped onto a yoga mat for the first time I was a few months shy of my 40th birthday, suffering from depression, a lot of knee and joint pain, unknown post traumatic stress, and alcohol dependency.
Was I scared? Yes. I was scared shitless!
I didn’t know if I was going to hurt myself or help myself. I didn’t know if I was going to laugh or cry. I didn’t know if others were going to laugh at me or cry for me.
Nearly three years later, I am no longer depressed, I’ve been sober for 2 years, I laugh WITH myself, and I cry because sometimes it’s what I need. I’m no longer ashamed of my past mistakes or the abuse inflicted upon me. I’m no longer afraid to fail OR to succeed. The nightmares have stopped, and room was made to start my life over…
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