I was reading an article by Danielle LaPorte and she spoke about how pain can be a gift. Here is an excerpt from the article: "As spiritual as it may appear, gratitude is not always the best initial response to a challenge. Our suffering doesn’t want to be denied or talked down to with spiritually “evolved” platitudes. It wants our attention—it’s screaming for it. When we paint over pain with premature positivity, we short circuit our healing. And that kind of avoidance actually makes us more susceptible to future wounding. It’s why the lesson keeps coming back. Maybe we should hold off on the spiritual sweetener, experience our genuine reaction to the upsetting event, and go from there."
Band aids on emotional pain seldom works and we have to be careful with praying for gratitude instead of doing the actual work. I can related to this article and I need to do some emotional pain-work on a deeper level. I tell my friends that I have been grieving something for a while but I don't really think I have touched the real issue deeper down in my soul. And my intuition has a good BS radar and has been telling me that it is time to sit down and have a convo with the pain or I will seek similar experiences in the future and accumulate more pain. I am sure you can relate.
The fall is here and I can easily be a hermit and get down to business ;P. Time to do some healing work again.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am a Career and Talent Coach. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty.