Go Toward The Pain
A loss aint a loss, it’s a lesson. Go toward the pain, it’s a blessing. – Jay Z
First let me start off by saying that I’m not asking you to do anything that I’m not willing to do, have done or in the process of doing. So when I say, “Go Toward The Pain”, I know what’s at stake. I know that sometimes its easier not to open certain doors, but I also know that if we’ve never taken the time to heal we are experiencing the pain all over again, but at our own hands.
I’m repeating my sentiments from yesterday’s Clear The Way topic in saying that this is another opportunity to make room for new things to enter our lives.
It times of danger we either choose flight or fight. Although this topic may not be considered immediate danger, there will be some that will make the decision to run from it. Ultimately it’s your choice!
If we never face those uncomfortable places, we never grow. We can never see what’s on the other side of being whole. What’s on the other side of facing those fears, whats on the other side of comfort.
I can give everyone a ton of tips that could be helpful today, but what I really want to do is encourage you. I want to encourage you to face those painful places in our lives, seek therapy and find healing.
I want to encourage you to force yourself to stretch in moments when you could choose to be comfortable.
I want to encourage you to live, to laugh and to not be afraid of pain.
I want to say that mental health is so important and often the most overlooked piece of our health. You can’t just focus on your body without your mind. Also, its about developing the emotional and mental resilience that will allow you get through tragedy and overcome pain.
Lastly, in the words of Dory, “Just Keep Swimming!”
Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. – Marilyn Monroe