"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
-Vincent van Gogh
This won't be easy...
Yet, nothing worthwhile ever is.
We cannot be both the cause of, and the solution to, our problems. To try to fix yourself would be like trying to lift your feet off the ground by pulling your own shirt. It's just not how things work. That's why we need other people to help us overcome our troubles.
Our purpose as human beings is to process the emotional pain that we feel inside and once healed, to help others do the same. This is the work you have to do in life. It starts with a foundation of diet and discipline and descends into our emotional cores, our very beings, to confront the things that we fear the most.
To accomplish such a task requires absolute honesty, not only with others, but with yourself. Such a thing is difficult for most, however, emotions and feelings that are not dealt with will manifest as disease. In other words, we can either deal with the issues ourselves or our bodies will deal with them for us.
The good news is that you are not alone in the work. Others have been through this process, have crossed the bridges you fear most, and have come back to help you. We heal by sharing, we teach by listening, and we grow by practicing.
A better life is waiting for you. The only question is, are you ready?