Why does it seem like growth goes hand in hand with pain? My recent therapy sessions have revealed some things about me – deep, foundational ways of thinking that continue to come to the surface and are roadblocks to a different way of being.
Dealing with these things is painful. So painful. I have to ask myself when and where it started. I have to reevaluate my self image. I have to look at my relationships. I have to ask some tough questions.
But I also know and believe that in order to get to the other side, I have push through the pain. I have to dig deep and open myself up to the possibility that there is another way to show up in the world.
I am not called to live a segmented life but I am called to live an integrated one, a life that is in alignment.
I’m thinking about what happens when a bone pops out of a socket. It’s painful but in order to heal and to alleviate the pain, the bone has to be popped back into place.
I feel like this is the process of healing. For so long, I’ve been living out of alignment, out of place. The process of therapy and other growth techniques are pushing and pulling me into a different place.
The pain is temporary but the growth is priceless.