No one wants to feel pain.
We all naturally shy away from it.
When it touches us, we run away or suppress it.
And that does not serve us.
First, when we suppress it we are still holding on to it even if we are not feeling it.
Second, the pain is trying to teach us something and by ignoring it we are ignoring the lesson.
And we keep repeating the same action until the pain gets so bad we have no choice but to listen to it.
By then, it can cause us some massive challenges.
Third, by not feeling it we hide a little bit more from life.
Over time that will lead to us choosing not to be here moe and more or even at all.
Our senses get dull.
Our desire for life wanes.
None of these three consequences serve us.
They may temporarily or in the short-term, and in the long-term they definitely do not.
So what are we to do about the pain?
At least a little at a time.
When we allow ourselves to really feel it, each time we go back to it it becomes a little easier, a little less harsh.
We can also find support around it.
Talk to a friend, a counselor, or a professional.
With the support of another person, we can get through the pain with less suffering.
Forgiveness helps us to drop our attachment to the pain.
It frees us from the suffering.
From the debilitating effects.
And now we can live more fully, more energetically.
Is that not worth the price of feeling the pain?
Can you see where there is pain in your own life that you have been suppressing?
Can you allow yourself to feel it, even if it is just a little, and begin to heal it?
See what comes up for you, and move forward gently.
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant