Life is trying to tell me something about myself
One episode of Hoarders is about a woman caught between a rock and a hard place: She knows that she is a hoarder; the evidence is piled up all around her. Knowing that she has this problem makes her feel very anxious and bad about herself; trying to soothe these disturbing feelings she goes out to the thrift store to find more treasures since the hunt for them always makes her feel better, at least until she gets home. Without making the connection, she feeds the beast which is devouring her life.
We may not hoard, but her central problem is ours also: How do we deal with what makes us feel anxious? For many our inner life is a confusing mystery which causes us anxiety and some suffering, giving rise to such questions as: Why do I want what I want? Why do I feel what I feel?…
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