bye FAKE estate
when we’re stuck in quicksand, the immediate impulse is to struggle and fight to get out. but that’s exactly what you mustn’t do in quicksand - because as you put weight down on one part of your body (your foot), it goes deeper. so the more you struggle, the deeper you sink - and the more you struggle. very much a no-win situation. with quicksand, there’s only one option for survival. spread the weight of your body over a large surface area - lay down. it goes against all our instincts to lay down and really be with the quicksand, but that’s exactly what we have to do. so it is with distress. we struggle and fight against it, but we’ve perhaps never considered just letting it be, and being with the distressing thoughts and feelings, but if we did, we’d find that we get through it and survive - more effectively than if we’d fought and struggled.