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How do you protect yourself from emotional pain?

  I’ve been listening to a few interviews with Michael Singer recently, author of The Untethered Soul.   He wrote this book a long time ago but I only recently came across his work watching an interview he did with Oprah, where she said reading his book was a game changer for her.   He gives some great metaphors for how we hold on to emotional pain and attempt to protect ourselves from further pain.   If you had a…

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We are so much better at causing pain, than feeling pain

“Sit with the pain until it passes, and you will be calmer for the next one” ~ Naval RavikantThe world is full of very wounded people.Some wounded people choose to work on their pain to heal it, but many more people choose not to.When you have a low tolerance for distress, it makes it harder to sit with emotional pain, which needs to be done to be able to heal it.Instead, many choose a path of avoiding emotional pain through…

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Pain is part of life; suffering is optional

We all go through painful situations in life – it’s an inevitable part of the journey of living. But suffering is a human condition and one that we do to ourselves.  We obsessively think about things that happened in our past, that we did or were done to us. We overthink all the things we believe are going wrong in our lives. And by doing so, we forget how magnificent our life really is. What we focus on, we get…

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