He made me so angry. 😡
She hurt my feelings. 😞
They don't get it or me. 😩
Have you ever thought or said these statements?
At one time or another, I'd guess they've crossed your mind.
How many times have you fired off a retort from that place of pain only to realize that you overreacted and later ended up apologizing?
🖐️ Raising my hand.
It's easy to feel hurt and look to place the cause of that feeling on someone else but we are the ones responsible for how we feel.
If you feel pain, it's coming from a wound inside of you that needs attention, healing and nurturing.
You heal it by becoming aware that it's there, asking yourself some tough questions to gain a better understanding and when faced with a similar situation, you're then able to pause and make a different choice in the moment.
(For a deeper dive on questions to ask yourself for a better understanding of what the pain is all about pop on over to my post... Compassionate Expression.)
It's important to realize this is a practice so don't beat yourself up if you remain on the same patterns of behavior for a bit before shifting out. It's taken many years to create so its gonna take a little time to unwind.
The beauty lies in the journey and what you learn along the way. 🦋
And if you need some strategies to assist your navigation process on your journey, check out my free 40 minute masterclass Soulful Life: Feel Better Fast available at bit.ly/SLFeelBetterFast.
Remember, we learn from one another. I'd love to hear from you. Xo