― Sarah Dessen
I love this quote! When we are in the midst of pain, suffering, or just plain awkwardness, it is much easier to turn and run away, or try to deny that it's even happening. When we choose to turn into the pain and darkness, and face it square in the face to deal with it, we become healthier individuals. More often then not, we'll get through the pain and suffering much faster, and we become strong individuals. We can say to ourselves "I survived this once, I can survive it again." When we hide, we allow that thing we are hiding from the control us, and we live in fear. It sucks the energy from us. Ultimately, we are unhealthy, and we don't develop the strength and courage needed to wrestle through the journey of life.
Obviously this is much easier said then done. From the experiences that I've had, it is incredibly difficult to face things head on and work through them. It's tempting to run away and hide, and try to force this thing under the rug. It WILL come back at some point. I cannot emphasize how important it is to face things and work through them...and ultimately, we develop strength and courage.
Do you find it easier to hide from things or to face them? Is there something in life that you need to face and work through? Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?