In the last post, we looked at some of the very limiting or even harmful things we impose upon ourselves. But not everything we impose on ourselves is bad. Some of them can be helpful in your growth.
Pain is one of those potentially beneficial scenarios. Not that pain is always good, because it’s not. Or because we should want to experience it, because we don’t.
Yet it’s helpful to recognize that much of the pain you experience is self-imposed. And often it is the bitter-tasting medicine that you need to heal yourself.
This is only true when you have done the work required for a healthy self-esteem and love yourself. When your esteem is strong, you set goals and habits congruent with who you currently are, and the higher version of yourself that you aspire to become. If this is the case, then when you’re exposed to an incongruent influence and perhaps stray off the path, your subconscious mind will create pain. Then the key is having the self-awareness to recognize the inner physician within yourself, and take the bitter medicine required with peace and composure.
So how you doing on that?