Sometimes in the desperation to alleviate fear, worry and anxiety, we come to rely far too much on sources of comfort to the point of excessity.
Carla was so fearful of peple discovering her imperfect “inside” that she exercised to the point of excessity so as to hide behind her perfect “outside” self.
When you identify the source of your true need for comfort, unencumbered by the camouflage of your excessities, you can put your energies into addressing them.
We hold on to our excessities like they are golden leaves, but they were never meant to stay. Any comfort they produce cannot last.
By sharing our sufferings, we arrive at a place of comfort. Because of the incomprehensible nature of this interaction between comfort and suffering, I know it is the work of God.
In today’s “gotta have it” society, the smallest discomfort can feel like the end of the world, leaving you desperate for relief.
Any comfort received from false sources is fleeting at best, requiring us to continue in fruitless comfort-seeking behavior.
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The more pain you experience the more apt you are to attempt to control it through guilt. This is what leads to guilt becoming an excessity for some.
If you get angry at just about everyone and everything — every single day — anger could be an excessity in your life.
As you consider whether or not money is an excessity in your life, the answer will more likely lie in your heart than in your bank ledger.
When it comes to relationships, if you keep saying to yourself, “I can’t believe I keep doing this!” relationships may be an excessity in your life.