I’d just like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your continued support. I love being able to have this space to share and it means so much that you all enjoy what I have to say. I’ve just hit and passed 600 followers.. how can this be?
Pain is not a sentence of suffering but rather an indicator of present hurt and brokenness. It is a blessing and an invite for us to explore what doesn’t feel good so we may experience goodness again. You are not destined to feel this way forever, but led to meet your wounds, sit comfortably with them and then heal them once and for all. Believe in the power vested in you and your experiences. Be receptive and open enough to invite change in. Be what you need in this very moment.
It’s no secret that pain changes a person, but for the better or worse? That’s up to us individually to decide. I have days where I feel my personal pain and everything I’ve been through has really been a breakthrough. A window that opened unexpectedly, if you will. As long as we’re still here, we’ve survived 100% of our worst days and that’s certainly a cause for applause.
That’s the thing about pain- it demands to be felt. It’s not something you get rid of. The body shifts energy for survival. Once you understand it, you make it your friend so it teaches you a lesson rather than hurts you. Then, you experience growth. Pain is a reality and a necessary inconvenience.
At the start of the year, there were certain things that always got to me. They were dreadful and I didn’t think I’d ever be able to speak about or work through them, but now I realise, almost a year on, I’ve done exactly that. The circumstances haven’t changed. In fact, if I’m being entirely honest, there have been more curveballs. I’m not yet out of that difficult patch, but I’m working towards it. I feel I can do that now.. that I can cope.
Somebody I love once talked of change and hardship through the analogy of the sea and how it changes in intensity depending on where you are. Calmest in the middle, getting crazier as you get to the edge. The rougher the waters get, the closer we are to truly being and feeling at home.
I’ll leave you with that xx