“Pain is a motivator! Pain is the brain’s way of telling you to CHANGE something. It could be as simple as lifting your hand off the hot stove, a constant headache or being in an abusive or unfulfilling relationship. Both physical and emotional pain are signals to wake you up to change your behavior. Pain can be your friend to alert you to something that is not in alignment.
“How do you metabolize the pain and difficult passages in your life? Inner peace and maturing in our faith happens when we learn how to be reasonably comfortable with the uncontrollable. Our culture teaches us to run from failure and sorrow instead of teaching us how to embrace and endure the adversity and loss. EnteringContinue reading “Dealing with Emotional Pain”
Do you turn to your go-to-friend of comfort (e.g. shopping, shoes, wine, food, sex, mindless TV, gambling, on-line shopping or drugs)? How are your coping skills when “shift” happens? Are you in a vicious cycle of starting and stopping a project or diet? Are you in a vicious cycle of emotional eating or drinking because you feel lonely, hopeless and overwhelmed?
I don’t look like what I have been through. And you don’t have to look like the abuse, dysfunction, grief, stress, sickness, struggle or heartache you have been through.
Pain is like a smoke alarm. If you take out the batteries because you don’t like the noise, or you never put in new batteries, your house could burn down. Don’t let your life be destroyed into ashes because you are ignoring the pain you feel in your heart, body, relationships, finances or job situation. If there is smoke, there is a fire starting. Put out the fire with action, courage and faith. Pay attention to the “alarm signals” or you will pay a heavy price.”