I don't believe we have to suffer to grow, but any amount of suffering is our cue to check in with ourselves and see what's going on.
Realigning with our core - our natural state of peace, joy, flow and abundance - is a daily practice. A moment by moment practice. A habitual reflection on the state we're in and the ongoing desire to find our way back to the good stuff even as we stumble through the murky waters to get there.
Realignment might require a shift in our thoughts or our perspective, giving ourselves space and permission to feel what we feel, expressing our truth to those we can trust with it, taking action or refraining from taking action (aligned action or non-action is the best), going beyond our comfort zone or staying within the boundaries we have claimed for ourselves.
Every new moment requires a brand new us.
So it is always, and forever will be, our job to figure out how to deal with each challenge we face. To discern the best course of action that will further our unique life mission, and to honour that wisdom when it arises.
Only we know the answers along our path, and only we have the power to take us where we need to go.
And what I know for sure is that feeling your feelings and expressing your truth are two of the quickest ways to discover what it is you're being called to do next.
To that next thing, whatever it is.
P.S. Sign up here to get my newest writings, poems, podcasts, videos and visual diaries delivered straight to your inbox each month. It's free!
DO I ADD LIGHT & INSPIRATION TO YOUR DAY?
Please consider leaving a tip in any amount.
Your financial high five means so much.
Read why here.