Most people struggle with something in their lives. Relationships, career, health, family, spirituality, financial aspects of life; sometimes all of the above. I’m not sure why we struggle, but based on the multi-billion dollar self-help industry, it’s not an easy fix. Some people address their struggle head on through therapy, hypnotherapy, personal growth workshops, reading books, etc., and some push it down or numb out through excessive use of alcohol, drugs, food, shopping, internet, sex, work, obsessive exercise, or some other unhealthy habit, behavior, or activity, because they don’t have the resources, desire, or the courage to figure out the root cause of their pain so they can move past it.
Some are well-adjusted, content humans, grateful for the good things in their lives, and area able to withstand the ups and downs of life in this human form. They move through emotional ups and downs without allowing those things to take over their lives.
I strive to be like that! But, I'm not. How about you?
Are you well-adjusted, happy, content, and able to roll with the punches? Or, do you struggle with something in your life? How do you deal with it? Do you talk about it? Hold it inside? Pretend everything is just fine?
I always wished I had the capacity to ride the waves of life’s ups and downs without becoming overwhelmed. I’ve struggled with depression, anxiety, relationship and self-esteem issues for most of my life, and only in the past few years was I finally able to begin to understand the root cause/core wound/childhood trauma that caused these issues, so I could heal. I'm much better now! But, it's a work in progress. It took persistence and courage, and it’s on-going, but I believe that by sharing my story, I might be able to help others who are struggling. Thanks for joining me on this journey.
Psychedelics have been a catalyst to heal the depression and anxiety I have struggled with for most of my adult life. I hope that sharing my story of transformation might help others to find the courage to heal their pain and find a path to self-love, acceptance, and inner peace. Thanks for reading.
Forbes article about Toad Medicine