I was actually just thinking about this last night, Luz! In the midst of my insomnia, I was thinking about why it is so hard for me to let go of things- for me to let go of feelings. Late at night, especially, I get very overwhelmed by all that I am feeling. I know I shouldn’t- but it’s those “toilet bowl” thoughts that just swirl out of control. I start thinking about something small.. and all of a sudden, I am thinking about the world crumbling down on me. I find the best way to handle these destructive thoughts is to snuggle up with my cat, and focus on his purrs. When I focus on his purrs moving in and out, I can imagine myself in a calm place, and I can put some of these thoughts to rest (literally!).
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