Common sense would suggest that we’re motivated to preserve our wellbeing, avoiding harm to ourselves and yet whilst our subconscious, unresolved issues remain issues, we will always hurt ourselves, to the point of possible serious harm.
It’s not that we mean to because we will always want to start out with the best of intentions. But if we could try to at least understand our emotions and our lives, we’d learn more about how our emotions work, wants and needs and would do more to avoid emotionally hurting ourselves.
We want to be mentally healthy, but mental health isn’t a given unless we continue to work at it. We must look to understand how to keep our emotions well and intact. Sadly, when things get tough we ignore the very things we need to work on. Sadly, dealing with emotional hurt to the point of serious harm, has become the norm in today’s society.
We may either sabotage our chance of success because we tell ourselves we’re going to fail, or continue to refuse to give up on the very things that can bring about peace, in the hope that what we’re holding on to will give us the result we want. Sometimes it becomes obvious, other times we must make ourselves aware of when enough is enough.
Sadly, for those who give up because they think or know they’ve failed, psychologically they may begin to hold on to vices that will make them feel better in the short term, but in the longer term that can make them feel worse, adding to more emotional hurt.
We owe it to ourselves for us to preserve on our health as best we can, so that we don’t begin to emotionally hurt ourselves.