Two Important Reasons You Should Feel Grateful for Your Pain

gratitude  Be grateful for your pain.  Right now.

Embrace it.  In fact, try telling yourself this story: “Although I don’t enjoy pain, I’m grateful for it today.”

Okay…You’ve Gone Too Far This Time; I Think You’ve Lost It

Am I nuts to suggest that?  Who wants pain, after all?  And, thus, who would be grateful for it?

Here are two reasons to consider my recommendation:

1.  What Is Pain?

Pain is nothing more than the gap between your desires and your current material reality.  It’s nothing mysterious or esoteric.

Pain alerts you that something is wrong, or out of alignment, with your beliefs.  Red Alert: Your Beliefs Are Not In Alignment With Your Desires!  Hence your current material reality is painful.

Pain, seen this way, is actually your friend.  After all, how else would you know that your beliefs are not aligned with your desires.  You want to have your desires, do you not?  Isn’t anything alerting you to the reason you don’t have your desires your ally? (Click that link to Tweet it)

Pain is your guardian angel, tapping you on your shoulder to get your attention and say, “Pardon me; you’re pretending you’re not worthy of having your desire.  You don’t have to pretend any more.”

2.  What Is Change and Why Do We Seek It?

Improving your material reality in the effort to fulfill your desires is simply a process of raising your beliefs to match them, after all.  Even if you’ve never thought of change this way, that’s how you’ve always done it any time you’ve experienced success in your life.

Isn’t it wonderful to improve your material reality?  To fulfill a desire?  To align your beliefs with your desires and experience more pleasing circumstances?

What motivated you to do that?  Your pain, of course!  Without your pain to motivate you, you’d still be “stuck” in your old, less-pleasing material reality.

Pain, seen this way, is (once again) proven to be your friend.  After all, without it you would have little motivation to change.  Isn’t anything motivating you to improve your life your ally?

Pain is (once again) your guardian angel, tapping you on your shoulder to get your attention and say, “Pardon me; you’re pretending you’re not worthy of having your desire.  You don’t have to pretend any more.”

Two New Better-Feeling and Believable Stories About Something That May Have Beguiled You Throughout Your Life

Now you have two better-feeling, believable stories you can tell yourself when you experience pain.  I hope you join me today in forming new neural pathways, new beliefs, about your pain.  You’ll love the results as you find more gratitude where there used to be resentment.

And stay tuned to this blog for more techniques to use new paradigms from quantum physics to align your life with your desires…

 

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2 Comments

  1. Greg,
    You are certainly correct when you say, “What motivated you to do that? Your pain, of course! Without your pain to motivate you, you’d still be “stuck” in your old, less-pleasing material reality.”

    For a long time, I have been in a job that I am not happy with. Early on it was only mildly uncomfortable. Now it has grown into extremely uncomfortable. I now see that my laziness and complacency has kept me from acting. But now armed with new tools, I am starting to tell different stores.

    I can feel the hope returning even though I don’t have any concrete plans or ideas. It’s strange to have hope but no real reason I can explain to anymore.

    Thanks. I look forward to more inspiration!

    • Jim, it changes everything when we begin to look at pain or discomfort as a thermometer reading. Telling us that our beliefs are out of alignment with our desires.

      After all, when we take our temperature and see we have a fever, we don’t “beat ourselves up” for having the fever. And, more so, we simply view the thermometer reading as good feedback, telling us that we have physical needs we should address.

      Emotional pain is just like a thermometer reading in this manner: emotional pain or discomfort simply tells us that our beliefs are out of alignment with our desires.

      And, since pretending we don’t desires something doesn’t ever work (because our desires never go away – they’re not supposed to!), the feedback tells us it’s time to raise (improve) our beliefs to match our desires. And we do that by telling ourselves better-feeling, believable stories about those areas of our lives.

      Thank you so much for your feedback! Hope to continue to hear from you.

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