Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Face the fear and pain

Today I'm reminded that the only way through something is through it. Not over, under or around it. But through!

Do you have fears, pain, a situation or an obstacle of some type that is preventing you from walking through some door in your life right now? Perhaps you want or need to make changes in some relationship but are afraid to do so. Or have you been downsized or rightsized (or capsized) in your job? Are you facing a health issue that's absolutely terrifying? Maybe you're dealing with grief and loss. It could even be some generalized anxiety and you're not even sure of its source.

I'm right there with you today. And what I have learned in the past, over and over, is that I do best if I quit avoiding the pain or the fear. I do best if I walk right into it and work through it. It isn't easy. It hurts so much. It's a process and doesn't happen overnight. But the "other side" is so much better!

I hope you have a support system of friends and family. Call on them to surround you with care as you face whatever is in front of you. This is a time for all the self-care and care from others that you can gather.

Please contact me if you want to sort through such a time in your life. Together, we'll get you to that "other side" that feels so much better.  Meanwhile, I'm off to make a phone call—to my beloved sister, who's a big part of my support system! And then into the fear I'm feeling right now.

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