We suffer when we say YES to things when in our heart we’d rather say NO.
When you’re working towards something that resonates with what you truly want and is aligned with who you really are, it will still be TONS of work, but you LOVE the work.
Building my business is TONS of work and sure, there are days I think it’s all too much and I should just go get a job at Anthropologie. (one of my favorite stores!) Putting your heart and soul into anything: a relationship, a business, a commitment to understand yourself better, is lots of work, but it’s a different kind of hard. It’s a hard that comes from a place of deep inner knowing that this is what you were meant to do, this is what you REALLY want to do.
The other kind of hard, the kind that ends up making you feel tired, resentful, drained, guilty, stressed or angry is the suffering kind. And that’s the kind we’re trying to eliminate from your life.
So if there’s areas of suffering in your life right now, it’s likely because you said ‘yes’ to a bunch of things or situations that are ultimately not in harmony with what you truly seek.
And even if you’re saying to yourself, “but I don’t even know what I’m seeking?” Well, that perfectly fine.
Because part of what it takes to finding meaning and purpose in your life, is to STOP doing those things that are causing you to suffer. When you begin to slowly free yourself from those things that are bringing you down, you create so much more space to discover what lights you up.
If you’d like a little help getting clear on what’s causing you to suffer please feel free to check out this Thought Session (worksheet) I made for you called, Transcending Suffering.
ps: This worksheet is from my new online course, The Real Beauty Sessions. If this type of journaling and self-exploration resonates with you, I’d encourage you to learn more about this course. It’s specifically designed to help you re-discover who you really are so you can being living the life you truly long for.
Here’s what else I want you to know.
You really do have the power to alleviate your own suffering. One of my private clients said to me during her session this week, “you know I just realized that the only person who’s been holding me back is me!” It was a major moment of enlightenment and freedom for her. She is now making real change in her everyday life to give herself what she needs. She is feeling great!
I share this with you because what one woman can accomplish, so can we all.
You have the power to alleviate your own suffering, you just have to value yourself enough to take action.
I’m always cheering you on warrior!