As we continue to protect ourselves by ignoring the truth, we become more exposed than we are protected. It wasn’t so much that I was ignoring the truth, others were ignoring my truth. Until I came to piece my own life together, that was my life.
It would be many years before I would start to move forward. To the outside world my life appeared to be perfect, we appear perfect but our emotions and our lives are far from picture perfect. We will always expose ourselves to the outside elements, when we ignore the issues.
We run from our lives, from ourselves, from our problems. We run from anyone or anything we believe has become more successful than us and whilst we continue to live in denial, we continue to expose ourselves to the elements of life.
When we count someone else’s blessings, we will continue to open ourselves up to more vulnerability. We choose denial so we don’t have to face the truth. The irony is that sooner or later that is exactly what we will have to do, there’s just no getting away from it.
As we continue to run from our lives and other people, we will continue to cut ourselves off from the very source that gives us an understanding on the things we need to understand. We must learn to stop running.