Ever find yourself longingly watching families holding hands? Slowing down time when a child runs into the arms of their smiling dad, like in a bad Hallmark commercial? You might be feeling the symptoms of having an estranged father. And honestly, that's okay. People with cool dads are probably hiding a horrible secret behind their facade of a completely functional life, so YOU WIN! But instead of winning (loser), maybe you're looking to patch things up with your dad, and have a deep, dark family secret of your own. If so, here are some tips on how to reunite with your estranged father.
13Meditate On Hurtful Memories About Your Father
Meditation is often used to calm, heal, and center. But no one ever said it can't be used to bring pain into your body and mind as well. Find a spot in your home where you won't be disturbed, lay out some pillows, light some candles, and sit yourself down comfortably. When you're ready, take some deep breaths and begin to think about the time your father threw a garbage bag full of beer bottles at you ... breathe in ... and how you dodged it ... breathe out ...
Touch the flame. Feel alive again.
12When A Strange Number Calls, Pick Up! It Might Be Him. Your Father.
Now, normally I'd suggest not answering calls from unknown numbers. For all you know, the person on the other end could be a huge worm looking to burst through the phone and push itself into your skull. But ever since you last meditated, you've been feeling a bit vulnerable AND paranoid, and as I am sure you know, those are signs of telepathy! So hurriedly pick up all the calls from every strange number, because it might be him. Your father. But be careful -- wear an earplug, just in case it's that worm we talked about. Safety first.