Our deepest and darkest emotions are not merely to put us in an everlasting state of sadness.
How many times have you experienced pain only to ask: Why? Or … Why me?
We don’t experience pain simply for pain’s sake.
Osho explains this concept very eloquently:
This pain is not to make you sad, remember this is where people go on missing… this pain is just to make you more alert – because people become alert only when the arrow goes deep into their heart and wounds them.
Take a moment and consider the moments in your life that have really moved you. Pushed you forward on your journey.
It might have been the end of a relationship, a death, a betrayal, or financial struggle.
But what happens when the arrow pierces us deeply in our heart?
If we are open to it, we become more alert and wake up to the world around us and the gifts the universe has in store for us.
We make decisions based on what will truly serve us, help us heal, shift us away from unhealthy patterns.
And sometimes we do need the arrow to go deep to become more alert. Sometimes we do need the wound to wake up.
When we are more alert we become connected to our truth instead of our ego.
And when we connect with truth over ego, our slate gets wiped clean and we see things more clearly. Our path is less clouded by the weeds of distractions and priorities come into alignment.
So the next time you are confronted with pain, or even discomfort, sit with it and see where it takes you. Allow it to wake you up to something perhaps you’ve never truly seen before.
May our learning never end.
With Great Love,
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