Navigating between physical pain and emotional need
“How many of us have silenced our true desires, only to be heard by the unexpected shouts of our bodies?”
Great question! Solitude does indeed help us to silence outer voices, if even if that’s painful. I relate to a lot of stuff here. Great read :)
Totally relatable for me. Thanks for opening up about this. I believe that there is a strong correlation between the pain we feel and the emotions we experience. Great share. :)
Loved this essay, especially this line: "Solitude isn’t a sign of weakness or escape. It’s a personal choice that can bring clarity." A reminder I need that it's okay to seek solitude sometimes, to listen to your mind and body and retreat to your own space for a while. Thanks for writing, Catalina!
I too have felt many times like I was adopting other people's personas and needed to get them off, now. I once told a therapist that I wanted to stop fitting in and start driving a group. That on our first meeting, and we never ended up working together. But the desire for solitude still weighs regularly on me.
I'm glad to see you've found some peace, even if it took your body reacting to give it to you.
Loved the essay and the insightful perspectives, along with the way you express yourself. I especially liked this: “Solitude isn’t a sign of weakness or escape. It’s a personal choice that can bring clarity.” I will keep that close to heart.
Creo que es más común de lo que se cree... necesitamos nuestro tiempo y a veces no es entendido 💚
Beautiful story Catalina. Really inspired by your honesty and openness here.
Loved this essay :)