“Fear is the memory of pain. Addiction is the memory of pleasure. Freedom is beyond both.” Deepak Chopra
This is such an important statement.
Those who cannot sit with their own pain are often those who turn to drugs and alcohol. They want to be in any reality other than the one the moment provides. The emotional pain in our lives is as valuable to us as is physical pain. We count on physical pain to alert us to the fact there is something wrong. If we feel a pain in our leg we stop walking on it, we are directed to the spot the pain comes from, and we seek help. We should use the emotional pain as the same. It is not telling us about what is wrong with other people, it is telling us where we have a weakness and where we need to direct our own attention within ourselves. Continue reading