Focusing on our pain is exactly the opposite of what most of us do. Most of us want only to distract ourselves from whatever is uncomfortable: quiet, sadness, anger, distrust, conflict, family problems...almost anything. We want to get as far away from feeling as we can. We distract with...again, you name it: food, shopping, arguing, avoiding, sex, food again.
Pema Chodron advises us in the quote above to turn toward the pain, to turn toward the arrow in your heart. Not an easy thing to do. And yet, avoiding that pain and that arrow year after year only leads to the pain becoming stronger, more resilient and more problematic to manage. In fact, it can become unmanageable.
So think: how are you handling your pain? How much are you invested in holding onto that pain? It is all up to you. I can help: I have had to turn, with great discomfort and with great courage, toward the arrow/s in my heart time and again.
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