I’ve been told growth only happens through uncomfortability , and BOY am I uncomfortable right now. I think there’s a couple of ways you can look at pain.
You can run from it, hide from it, do anything you can to avoid it because naturally, pain isn’t a fun place to be. This used to be my only reaction to pain and uncomfortability. I was on a perpetual treadmill, constantly running from my problems and fears. Truthfully, this way of living never got me anywhere. It caused not only myself a lot of pain but also those around me. I was a tornado spinning out of control and destroying everything in my path out of fear of slowing down and facing things head on.
You can also embrace pain. You can use it as a motivator to take action. Today, pain is one of my biggest motivators and catalysts of change. I’ve come to realize that when I can let go of how I want things to turn out, or how to control and manipulate every situation to be exactly what I want, I’m okay. Sure, there’s still feelings of sadness, confusion, embarrassment and so many other uncomfortable emotions, but at the end of the day I feel so much more at peace. The universe usually has a much better plan for me than I could ever imagine.
I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, but in addition to that, I believe that we only see things when the timing is right. I pulled this card on Sunday and it didn’t resonate with me at all. This morning, I happened to look at it again and reading the message reassured me that the universe is taking care of me and guiding me through this pain.
For today, I will remind myself that “my mind and spirit are at ease as the soothing energy of the universe enter my body. I transcend stress. I am free of all tension. I AM AT PEACE.”