Sometimes when we deny what is truly happening to us emotionally, mentally, or physically, we say and believe that only we are affected by this, so what’s the big deal? Well, the truth is that those we love in our lives also are negatively affected by this, and our loved ones end up leaving us because of it. This is true of addicts, abusers, and those who suffer from mental and physical illnesses who refuse to acknowledge their problems or to get help.
Recently, I had just this experience as I was a passenger in car of someone who has panic and anxiety attacks in traffic. This person nearly got into an accident, and almost drove off the highway in her panic. Because of her shame, she never told me until I observed her panic attack while she was driving. She even asked me not to tell anyone about her condition.
When you ask a friend to risk her life, refuse to disclose this condition to others, and then ask your friend to hide this condition that can potentially injure others, it is highly irresponsible, if not dangerous to herself and others. Denial can be dangerous as it not only harms you, but anyone who happens to be involved in your life.
If we refuse to help ourselves to heal, why should anyone else help or support us, and the only support we really want from others is to perpetuate this condition, and hide the problem. The only conclusion in these situations is that everyone we love will leave us as they simply cannot watch us self destruct. (Copyright 2014 Kundalini Spirit with All Rights Reserved)