For How Long Do You Suffer?

The keys to our freedom are in our hands. Yet so often we ignore them, brush them off, put them to the side or outright deny them. The keys to our freedom rest in our willingness to walk into and sit with the paradox of our dilemmas. We have been taught to avoid our own shadows, our fears, the things that go bump in the night and wake us up. Yet it is in the darkness that we have the potential for growth. Seeds sprout and take root in the dark. Our creativity is also borne out of our willingness to take a walk on our own dark sides.

So for how long will you suffer your fears? Carrying them around on your back, on your chest, weighing you down and keeping you from your greatness?

It is through walking into the pain that releases it and allows us to grow into something greater. The release is in the surrender; in the trust that we will survive our emotions, our inner conflicts and paradoxes.

One of the great cosmic jokes is that in embracing our pain, we are finally able to be free of it.

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    1. Miriam, you make my heart smile! Maybe one day we’ll meet in person. Lately, my posts have kind of been me speaking to myself. I went through a good bit of pain today and was reminded that I could have done something sooner…better late than never! ❤ Much love to you, Miriam!

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      1. Sorry you’ve been through some pain today Tiffany. Life’s a constant challenge isn’t it? And I know exactly what you mean about writing for yourself. I do the same thing. ❤️ I’d love to meet you one day too. Big hugs my friend xo

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      2. Miriam, yes, life can be a constant battle! It’s hard to accept when in the thick of it, but I also believe the pain is growth if we don’t get stuck in the pain. That’s the catch: move into the pain.🌹 xo

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    1. Thank you! I’m so glad to hear that this was what you needed when you needed it. I often find the lessons are the same and must be relearned time and time again! ❤ best regards to you, as well, Cara!

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