There is strength in vulnerability. This is a statement not many people can make confidently, especially pertaining to themselves. The way we have been raised, it is a default to embody the lone warrior role in difficult situations.
I’m sure anyone who has heard of meditation has heard a story about somebody becoming so ungrounded that they lost all health and stability. Supposedly, finding yourself too high up in your chakras can detach you from your bodily needs and put you in a casket. I waved these exaggerations aside as I stepped into the world of meditation... that is until I found out for myself just how unexaggerated this scenario was.
At the end of the day, who’s life did we just live? Did we walk around telling the kid who wants to go out and see the world, and still be successful that he couldn’t do it, or were we that kid? Ultimately, although we may take to heart what is said to us, especially by those close to us, we must lead our own life, and the only we to do so fulfillingly is by listening to our intuition, and following our heart. A heart filled with the expectations and wishes of everyone but yourself is a confusing heart to follow.
Sometimes just breathing isn’t enough... sometimes we just need to yell. Having grown up in an environment that had me constantly on edge, I can attest that having an outlet for our energy is one of the most important places we could place our willpower. A child’s tendency to become its environment as it grows into an adult is too great to acknowledge and not attend to.