Why does it help so much to hear that someone else is struggling same as you?
Is it because misery loves company? ..
Most definitely- for some that’s the case. There’s more to it tho...I think it also really helps lighten the load when you realize that your struggles are not a solo fight.
Many have felt and are dealing with the same pains as you are. When we realize that our doubts and fears are common, we can give them less blinding/ crippling attention, then we can more easily move through them rather than getting stuck on them. Plus! Whatever it is that seems to be blocking your way is still part of YOUR WAY... it’s all about how you view it that ultimately leads to YOUR WAY. Perspective is crucial- Remember how much BETTER that situation turned out that you thought was doomed?! Remember that you didn’t die, you didn’t disappear or loose yourself. If we can step back and create some space between reality and this present moment then there’s a chance you can remind yourself that this is a MOMENT not the full picture. If it can work out, then I imagine it in ways that it will.