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Sat Dec 28, 2019, 12:09 PM

Todays' struggle, 😬🤯

Jessica Dore (@thejessicadore) Tweeted:
I first heard & learned about the idea of “distress tolerance” at a time when my tolerance for difficult emotions was below zero on a scale of 1-10. Just knowing it was a thing, was a game changer. I suggest googling & reading about it if you’re working this realm.




Today’s card. Gaining mastery in the emotional realm means learning to tolerate uncomfortable feelings because a meaningful life is full of them. Step one is learning to take a glimpse inside your heart to see what’s happening there, step two is learning to be with what you find.

I first heard & learned about the idea of “distress tolerance” at a time when my tolerance for difficult emotions was below zero on a scale of 1-10. Just knowing it was a thing, was a game changer. I suggest googling & reading about it if you’re working this realm.


I am struggling with the knowledge that I have to do something very uncomfortable for me today. Needed this.

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Sat Dec 28, 2019, 12:11 PM

1. Profound. Thanks for sharing.

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Sat Dec 28, 2019, 12:34 PM

2. the gift of age, for me-

 

i think i have pretty nearly obliterated fear in my mind and heart.
it is a very big change.
i find myself very tolerant of "bad acts" of the traumatized people in my life, atm. i can see that the pain the aim at me comes from an even bigger, burning pain in themselves. i can react to their pain, and see their acts as just outward manifestations of that, and not acts meant to hurt me.

so much of that knee jerk shit is based in fear. if you can give someone a bit of your calm, when they are overwhelmed by stress, you can add something to their lives and yours.

this is my #1 mantra in life- fear is a thief.

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