Maybe you know that I spin. What you may not know is that spinning has carried me through some really tough stuff.
At times, I’ve felt safest when I was alone on the bike; and all that mattered was how my legs powered up and my body surged forward – looking for the next race.
(Yeah, therapists get defensive too…)
But it got lonely up there, and it was definitely getting old. The bike didn’t hold the same energy as it did before. I knew it was time to start letting people in.
And once I did, I only wished I’d done it sooner.
When we feel decimated, it comes down to two choices – if we feel safe, we choose to reach for another person. If we don’t, we find all kinds of ways to shut down, avoid, or run away. It’s that simple.
We think we’re so complex, or that the reasoning for our choices are too hard to explain; but the truth is that we’re scared about what will happen when we share.
Simple. But not Easy. Never Easy.
What is it that you do?
If you can’t reach for one another, we are here to help.
Let us know how it’s working for you.