How many of you are tangled up in your story? You know for me, prior to therapy, I really had no story. I remember in the beginning I had to work to come up with the words necessary to even describe the environment I grew up in. The more words I used to describe it the more solid it became. And here’s the real catch! The more solid it became the fewer words I had around my dreams of the future. The fewer words I had around the good moments of my past. The fewer words I had around what I wanted what I liked. Until the bad, the pain was all that I could see. It was the only words I had.
Where our attention goes energy follows. That’s suffering.
And in the words of my admired mentor, Deepak Chopra pain happens but suffering is a choice. Wow right? Pain happens but suffering is a choice. Suffering comes not from the pain but from the clinging. The clinging is caused by trapped unprocessed emotion and our constant need to talk about it. We have somehow come to believe that sharing suffering is a sign of trust and love.
And secondly, Our pinhole version is often left with holes. Which our brain fills with emotion-based information. So Truth… not necessarily. When we are looking through fear. Our story balances precariously on the edge of truth.
Now here’s the thing when we are turned around backward. All of our attention all of our words all of our thoughts and ultimately all of our powers of creation are aimed towards our pain. We know it inside out and backward. We can recite it to anyone who stands still and appears to listen. Yet when we turn around and face our energies toward our future our mind goes blank. We have no ideas about what we want or where we want to go. So here’s the thing… If you don’t know What you would like the story of your future to look like your going to get a whole lot more of the same. So take the time to create some language around life… Get out your journal and make a list of all of the things you want all of the things you would like to see. Who do you want to be? And here’s the cool thing You get to decide!
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