Have you ever had the thought in your life of, “If I just change this job, situation, relationship, location, etc, then [insert problem here] will go away?”
We can all get trapped into thinking that our problems will go away the moment we move to a different location or change our external characteristics in some way. Unfortunately, this doesn’t solve our problems because our inner work travels with us wherever we go. We are the common denominator in our life, no matter where we live or what we do for our job.
By doing the shadow work and facing our problems, we can then move beyond the limitations of our past wounds, core beliefs, unhealthy behaviors, and make decisions in our lives that represent the values important to our most authentic selves.
Wherever we go, our inner work and healing journey travels with us.❤️
In this episode, I discuss:
- my own example(s) of how I can tend to “escape” and “run away” from the healing I need to do
- how we can get trapped into the idea that “changing” our external environment can make our problems go away
- how escapism and staying busy is a form of avoiding the healing work that we need to do
- how learning to sit with our challenges and difficult emotions can help us overcome their power over us
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Mental Health Disclaimer: If you or anyone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, please dial 9-8-8 (in the USA) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately.
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