It is so common to push against the uncomfortable experiences of our lives.
We cut ourselves off from our trauma and our heartbreaks.
We look to “fix” and “resolve” those experiences and how they have affected us.
Yet the more we push against them the more they persist.
The more we separate ourselves from those experiences, the more energy we give to them.
For those aspects of our lives will always push back with an equal or greater force.
What we look to deny and disavow in our lives ends up defining our lives.
This is why the abused turn into abusers.
Is there a better way?
How about stopping the act of pushing against them and giving them space to breathe?
How about acknowledging those aspects of our lives, and allowing them to have a voice?
What would they say to you? Are there lessons there that we are not listening to?
Can we learn to feel the pain and not judge it?
We are so programmed to only feel those feelings that comfort and elate us.
Yet there are so many feelings that don’t, and we are taught to judge and deny those feelings.
And the more we deny them, the more trouble they will cause in our lives.
When we embrace them, dance with them, hold them without judgment or disdain, then we can process them and move beyond them.
The more we learn to allow all of the feelings that arise in our lives, the freer we become to live life fully.
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant