I believe there is a shadow side to personal growth: it’s our addiction to happiness (or peace or wellbeing or…well, you name it).
In fact, when we embark upon a healing journey, we often create an unspoken expectation that everything will be on the “up and up” from here on out.
But to be human is to acknowledge both the joys and the pains of life, the light and the dark.
And that means, sometimes, we break down and cry (yep, just today).
We rage (ah yes, today as well).
We might even hurt the people we love (unfortunately that was also part of my day).
However, if we are truly being present, we don’t remain there; everything is impermanent.
Our consciousness gives us the opportunity to cycle back to our higher truth, even after honoring the not-so-pretty parts of ourselves.
On the flipside, our brains are wired to seek out danger; we have a negativity bias in place that makes it more challenging to see the good once we get into that dark place.
So how can we embrace both the joys and challenges of our day to day lives, without falling into the trap of becoming addicted to one or the other?
Click play on the video below for one simple process to honor the joys and challenges (without falling into the happiness trap or negativity bias):
I would love to hear from you:
Where is your deep need for “everything to be alright” keeping you from honoring the fullness of your life experience?
More importantly, where can you bring compassion to your experience to fully accept those moments so that the energy can move through you instead of get stuck in you?
Once you begin to consistently honor all the ways energy wants to move through you, you’ll feel more clear to hear that inner wisdom in all of its voices.
With love to support you through the ups AND downs,
Curious about hypnosis? Go behind the scenes with my process as I guide Stas of Think Clever through a short trance during our podcast interview – click here to listen!
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