Through our human conditioning we are raised to avoid pain at all costs. It hurts, so why feel it? I get it, except what if I told you that avoiding pain deepens it? What if I told you that avoiding pain is the reason people simply cannot find joy in their careers, partnerships and lifestyle?
ALL of us experience pain when our unresolved traumas are triggered. We choose to believe this response is not in our control, but that’s completely untrue. In fact it is the purpose of life for us to experience pain and then learn how to transmute it.
We’re not put here to suffer through our lifetime. Life should be rewarding— not to be confused with easy, because that’s unrealistic. We get to embrace challenges, because they help us grow and expand, which again, is the purpose of the human experience.
Working through your trauma requires effort, but not nearly as much effort as trying to ignore it for the rest of your life. Not only does pain attract more emotional suffering into your life, it likely will cause physical pain as well. Repressed emotion shows up in the body as arthritis, digestive issues, respiratory issues, eating disorders, fibromyalgia and even cancer.
It is my mission in life to help people understand that their trauma is their greatest teacher. If we avoid it, then we miss out on reaching our highest potential.
What do you want most out of life and what is preventing you from getting there?