Common sense would suggest that we’re motivated to preserve our wellbeing, and yet whilst our subconscious, unresolved issues remain issues, we will always hurt ourselves to the point of possible serious harm.
We will always want to start out with the best of intentions. If we could understand our emotions and our lives, we’d learn more about how our emotions work, more about our wants and needs and would do more to avoid emotionally hurting ourselves.
We want to be mentally healthy, but being mentally healthy is something we must continue to work at. We must keep our emotions well and intact. When things get tough, we ignore the very things we need to work on, but we mustn’t.
We unconsciously tell ourselves we’re going to fail, or 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. We must preserve our health so that we don’t begin to emotionally hurt ourselves.