Pain is something that we generally don’t wish to experience. And yet, at its root, lies the very key to the mysteries of our own soul.
If we can find a place to allow, to just sit and be with our suffering, to really acknowledge it, we find that it has its own gifts. True, they are much more difficult to perceive, but they are there.
Our culture breeds distraction so that we don’t have to feel. We attempt to fill the void left by love and longing with something else. We continually mislead ourselves by pretending that we don’t hurt or that we can’t feel the agony of loss. This doesn’t make the pain go away — instead, it goes ever deeper.
What if you were courageous enough to face your discomfort head-on, to look it straight between the eyes, to fully fall into it? What then? You may just find that this wound is a friend rather than a foe.
We are created in such a way that we cannot help but feel. The more deeply we perceive, the more expansive the knowing. It’s one of life’s infinite paradoxes.
Rather than run away or try to distance yourself from your affliction, be still. Allow it to come to you fully.
In this space of willingness, you may just discover the untold beauty and vigour of your own precious heart.
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