“This is not who I am
I have become comfortably numb”
Do you ever look at your loved ones and wonder where your warm, loving feelings have gone?
Feel isolated from those once close to you, or suddenly become overwhelmed by a resurgence of the love you once felt for someone but which seemed to have faded recently?
“Love” as we usually define it, can be a fickle thing, bewildering us by its apparently random appearance and disappearance. It is often said that “Love makes the world go round”, and it is certainly the basis on which we build our families and close relationships, so how can it prove so fickle and elusive?
Is there anybody in there”?
Why do we sometimes look at our loved ones and feel (un) comfortably numb? We often appease ourselves with thoughts such as:
“this is just the way it is in ‘real’ life”,
“after all these years……”,
“could be worse..”,
“well after all we’ve been through” ,
“The way they’ve been behaving…. ”
This indicates we are becoming numb to our potential to feel warm and loving more (if not all ) of the time. “This is not who I am”, is the truth of the matter, we are capable of much more. Continue reading