There is much truth in this statement, and yet we invest so much time and energy into our efforts to avoid that which we are afraid of.
Especially in trauma work there is a lot of avoidance – of feelings and memories, people and places.
But whether we are talking about PTSD, phobias, or OCD, the efforts to avoid that take up so much time and energy are just band aids and only delay healing.
Those things we are avoiding must be faced and felt in order for healing to occur. And often times I find, that once those things are faced, the person learns that they are not nearly as big and scary as they had been feeling.
Healing and facing your past can be a daunting prospect, but there is help. Find a good therapist and start healing.