In writing about his own personal journey through pain, Raphael Cushnir states:
“The emotional realm is the nexus between self and Spirit. Whatever is in the way, is the way.”
How many things have been in my way lately!
Sometimes its frustration, disappointment or even anger at things not going my way. Sometimes overwhelm and feeling like there’s not enough time, which, for me, often leads to procrastination, which just makes everything worse.
So then I often find myself pushing through the obstacles, which is the hard way. I ignore the feelings and keep trying to do whatever I’m trying to do. Sometimes things get done that way but it’s exhausting.
The alternative I’ve found, and try to remember, is to stop and feel. To observe and accept that obstacle, challenge, emotion. To be willing to learn from it.
Whatever that thing looks like from the outside, inevitably when I do finally make the leap and go into it, it’s a fear. And when I work my way down, it’s usually a fear of being stupid or inadequate or unworthy. It’s the “You don’t know how to do that” or “Who do you think you are?” or “What will they think?” voices that pop in to sabotage whatever I’m trying to do.
What’s in your way?