When I resisted the pain I was experiencing, I accentuated it. When we practice mindfulness and both acknowledge and accept pain, it’s power against us diminishes. We are no longer trying to fight against the current and go upstream.
This is not the same as resigning yourself to the pain, but rather accepting its presence non-judgmentally, choosing to say ‘Ok, I am going through a difficult time right now and it is understandably painful. I will be upset whilst I am going through this but I will nurture myself and take positive steps which are going to let me move past this in time’.
HINT: Monday’s posts are jam packed with positive steps you can begin taking today!
Once you have accepted that pain will accompany your loss, and that this is to be expected, its power over you will diminish. Any generalized thoughts like ‘this will never end’ will cease and you will feel less trapped and hopeless.
Have you felt as though your pain would never cease whilst trying to let go and move on before? Have you ever tried to fight against your pain? What effect did this have? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.