Most people mistakenly believe that if we welcome what is–especially when it includes pain–that somehow the pain will stick around longer.
But this is actually the opposite of how life works. Resistance glues us to our painful feelings. When we accept what is instead of resisting, our reactions and feelings flush out faster. They still come up–we’re human, after all–they just don’t stick around.
So why add suffering on top of pain?
© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2013