I've always pegged my self as an analytical person, so I've tended to be very mystified when people talk about the importance of acknowledging your emotions. I think may be I've been blowing it out of proportion though. You are simply talking about the importance of being conscious of your emotions, right? And not suppressing them?
To be honest, I've been feeling incredibly weary of my life lately. I don't want to commit suicide or anything, but you know... I wake up sometimes and just think that I'd rather be asleep (and often, I do in fact go back to sleep for no other reason other than that I don't want to be awake). I think it is because I've been under a prolonged episode of anxiety. I'm vaguely aware when I am anxious and I know why I'm anxious, but I don't think I've been quite conscious of just how long I've been feeling that way until today. I've basically been feeling like that off and on for a good two or three months now.
It is because I've been socializing with people more and that brings up the old fears about being alone, being rejected and losing people. I think may be it is more accurate to say that I associate being alone with worthlessness or meaninglessness, which I am afraid of. I'm not sure why.
Anyway, this thread actually did help. Now that I know why I've been feeling so weary, I can choose to do something about it and I can acknowledge that I have more sophisticated coping strategies besides escapism.
And Mondrian, I feel like I should apologize to you as I've basically derailed your thread up until this point. Sorry!
You seem more inclined to understand why suicide is socially taboo. I'll think about it and give you a response tomorrow.
Originally Posted by MariconesUnited
Quiet your mind. Observe your inner being. Think a thought. For example: ''I am alone''. What does it feel like? Which areas of your body react? This will be a good guide for you to know where you really are, deep down inside.