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January 2013

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led astray

want

I'm embarrassed and ashamed about my feelings.
I don't like the role I have wandered into.
I am underwhelmed with life.
I want for validation, passion, and assurances.
I want to sell some of my stuff.
I want to buy new yarn.

Want, want, want. Is there anything else I do?

Comments

Deep breaths.

You have quite a bit. Work on satisfaction with that first, and the wants will ease up, will make the waiting a lot easier.
My illness can make me forget my gratitude. Being happy with what I have has always been a struggle. I should meditate. I know these things, and they are part of my shame about my feelings.
Feeling shame about having a human reaction doesn't help move you forward. When you feel the wants, acknowledge them, vent the feeling/frustration, and then refocus.

The meditative practice of catch and release can be very helpful - when a feeling you don't wish to hold onto lands in your hand, catch it, and then let it fall. Sometimes, you'll have to catch and release a particular emotion a hundred times a day, but the practice does pay off in time.

Maybe plan little five-minute breaks throughout your day to either focus on something you have which you love, or to take a meditation break?