THE DETOX PERIOD
(Taken from 'Heart Advice: Weekly Quotes From Pema Chodron)
"When you refrain from habitual thoughts and behavior, the uncomfortable feelings will still be there.
They don't magically disappear.
Over the years, I've come to call resting with the discomfort "the detox period",
because when you do not act on your habitual patterns, it's like giving up an addiction.
You're left with the feelings your trying to escape.
The practice is to make a wholehearted relationship with that."