Physical discomfort has obvious upsides and evolutionary reasons for being here. It motivates us to make changes that helps our body, whether it’s standing up to walk when we have sat for a long period, drinking water when thirsty, or seeking out a doctor when we have a persistent physical pain or problem.
It’s the same with mind discomfort. That too has evolutionary reasons for being here. That too motivates us to create change and get things done.
And, for those weird like me, it also points to what’s left. It helps us notice remaining beliefs, identifications, hangups, wounds, and trauma. And it motivates us to do something about it – to find healing in how we relate to it and the world, to examine and find clarity around beliefs and identifications, to invite release for our wounds and traumas.
In the bigger picture, discomfort motivates us – in the best case – to align more consciously with reality.
- The upside of discomfort
- helps us get things done, motivates, wakes us up
- points to what’s left in us – beliefs, identifications, wounds, trauma etc.