Sounds strange right?
Not so. I am referring to emotional pain right now, which when left unaddressed, will eventually lead to physical pain. Pain sucks. Pain is inevitable. Pain is crippling. Pain is human. Pain is also, necessarily painful. It needs to be present to teach us something. No matter how lost, scared, alone or afraid we feel at certain times, most people wouldn’t even know it because, well, we stuff it down! We stuff it down further and further until one day, it all comes bubbling up seemingly out of nowhere, and we can literally feel like we are drowning. Or worse yet, we project our emotions onto others as a means to justify and ignore the pain. But it’s still there, and sometimes it’s that one little raindrop that leads to the biggest storm. Except it’s not really about that raindrop. That storm was brewing for awhile.
Guess what? We are all wounded on some level. We all have emotional junk that we tend to wish we could just forget about, so we choose to push it away and ignore it. But it’s always there, and often it creeps up on us at very inopportune times. It does this to remind us that we should really acknowledge it. Suppressing it does not help, it only builds toxicity in the body.
The next time you find yourself immersed in , or crippled by some painful emotion(s), stop for just one moment ; rather than stuff it down, embrace it and dissect it. Seriously. Sit there and acknowledge it. Ask yourself “why do I feel this way”? “What is it about this person/situation/event that causes me to feel this way”? Chances are, the answer lies within you. You will grow leaps and bounds from practicing this. It’s a work in progress, but it does eventually result in progress, and I can attest to this.
We can never work on something unless we work through it.
Pain sucks. Pain is inevitable. But remember, pain is growth. Pain is wisdom, and oddly, pain is often worth it. Some of the best results come after working through pain. You will look back and realize that you have learned from it.
“If you only knew what the future holds, after a hurricane comes a rainbow”.-Katy Perry
Love & Light,