Whenever your perspective on something creates emotional pain, Carol, it’s always because your perspective is still so narrow that you’ve yet to see all the good it will make possible.
Because it will.
Every weekday I get an inspirational message and this one –about the benefits of emotional pain–came last month.
Isn’t it true that shifting our perspective on something can also shift our attitudes and emotions?
It’s really all about how we view the things that happen in our lives.
Emotional pain and turmoil are signs that something is shifting in our lives. Sometimes, it’s a big shift, like tectonic plates in an earthquake. When the shaking stops, things aren’t in the same places they were before.
Is that such a bad thing? Most of the time it isn’t. It’s just different. And sometimes it allows us to create something entirely new out of the rubble.
The benefits of emotional pain and include clearing the slate and making room for a new story.
Oh, I know the old story was super-comfortable.
But this new story? It could be more exciting! More interesting at the very least. If you let it.
My belief in the perfection of the Divine is so strong that I believe it’s never wrong. It always gives us what’s best for us at any given time.
Even if it’s something difficult.
And that’s something I think about a lot.
How about you? Do you see benefits in emotional pain?