We'll take a break from examining pain today and talk about the journey forward for a while. I came across this picture and it hit me like a shock wave after a nuclear blast.
So often, we're so stuck in our righteous indignation that we forget to look for the lesson and move on. I know that I've done this over the past six months or so and this came up as I was stressing about the perfectly crappy way I'd been treated. And the hurt is there... it's raw and powerful and it just won't go away. Hmmmmm... I wonder why. So time for me to take my own advice.
Yes, we need to examine events. Yes, we're allowed to feel pain. Yes, we're allowed to be angry. And we can stay right there in that quagmire of misery for the rest of our lives if we want to. Fact is, we're allowed. Maybe we need to bear in mind though, that it's not helping us a whole lot.
So when the time comes, we confront our hurt in order to find our lessons and grow as human and spiritual beings. It's not always easy to do. It's painful and sometimes it seems as though the hurt grows but once it's done we're able to close those uncomfortable chapters and move forward.
I'm going to do some work of my own over the next few weeks. There are some wounds that need to close and some lessons to be acknowledged and learned from. I'm holding space for all of you that are doing the same and trusting that you know you're not alone.
I'll keep you posted.
In the meantime though, I'd love to hear from you. Drop a comment or message me... I'm always here.