Jan 6Liked by Jonathan Neeley

Yes! "Our pain needs to speak." You and I are on doing the same thing: writing ourselves out of our pain and helping to make sense of it. Best on your journey! I

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I didn't read your whole piece (so maybe you explored this)... I was thinking about the idea of self pity... and this is just me wondering.

What if any behavior like self pity is an inability to connect to self and to others. Holding presence for oneself or having another hold presence for you... maybe necessitates being able to trust, to step into vulnerability, with oneself or the other. Maybe it isn't possible for some... inaccessible.

And thus behaviors that are energetically stuck, spinning around in on themselves. Like what you would call self pity. Or rants that keep spiraling around.

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