Life is not always easy.
It’s not always meant to be easy.
Working on ourselves and our own growth is not easy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In fact, when I reflect on my own life, I had my biggest growth amongst the most difficult challenges in my life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I found the best way to deal with those sticky times is not to judge them, not to label them and not even to try to fix them or run away from them, but instead allow it to happen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We as a collective, have trauma around pain and suffering. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As little infants when we cry, we have a dummy stuck into our mouth. Later, when we are little kids and throw a tantrum, we are told we have to put ourselves together and be all grown up. And then later again, when we are in pain and cry, we are told not to cry and be strong. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It is kind of understandable that the people around us don’t want to see us suffering. Seeing others in pain has a tendency to remind us of our own trauma around pain and suffering - so naturally, we want to jump in and try to fix them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But imagine if we could stop judging the pain in ourselves and in others; what if we could even choose to celebrate it? Because after each painful process, there is room for growth and rebirth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What if we would just hold space for ourselves and each other to express the pain, the screaming and stomping, the aching and crying. Be a witness to the process without the need to judge or fix it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Kind of like in our yoga or Pilates practice. To know that it sometimes hurts, but also know it will make us stronger in the end. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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