To be present when things are uncomfortable is one of the greatest challenges we have.
A lot has been spoken about being present in our every day life, and yes, that is important. What is a far greater gift in our life, even though it might be difficult, is being present when we are feeling pain, loss, or grief.
As a defense mechanism our brains automatically take us out of the present moment when we feel pain. Yet it is precisely those times when we need to present the most.
If something is hurting, if something is uncomfortable, if something is heart-breaking, there is a deep and profound lesson there. That lesson is a gem of great value. Only by being present to it do we gain something beyond measure.
Is it easy? No! Does it take practice? Yes! Is it worth it? Absolutely!