Waking up to who we are is too important to ignore.
In Buddhism and psychology there is a method of healing that is easy in theory but difficult to do, unless you have trust.
I recently had some recurring flashbacks from the past. These feelings were a mystery that I have had since I was a child. My body felt like it was stinging. My mind was racing with desperation and longing, unidentifiable restlessness. I couldn’t put my finger on it. It was such a familiar feeling full of pain, hot tears and wanting an end to the pain.
I got still and trusted myself enough to be quiet and detached.
I let my mind go to that dark place where these feelings began and I had a revelation that the feelings I relived were of abandonment. On a gut level I knew I was revisiting trauma from the past in what seems to be many years ago and almost an eternity ago. The memories flooded my mind. All the poor decisions based on my abandonment issues saturated my being. I understood how abandonment effected me. How abandonment was pervasive. I was not sad, just relived. I was fortunate enough to trust myself to sit with the feelings without running away from them.
Not running away from my feelings was the perfect way to get through the things that were holding me back on a very deep level.
Conclusion: Trust your mind it knows what it needs to heal.