Pain = Personal Power.
This is just a fact of life, and not an easy one to embrace.
We all go through life acquiring what I will call emotional injuries. It’s just the human experience, it’s not wrong or right, it just is.
From childhood, our 20’s, 30’s and beyond, events happen that can cause us an emotional cut, and if untreated can cause us deep pain.
Unfortunately, most of us are not taught how to manage the hurt, pain, that comes with the experiences that made us feel unsafe, unheard, unseen and our body stores them so that it can learn to protect us when next it senses a similar situation creeping up.
These things cause us to guard our hearts, to not trust the very people we want to be close to. And, they are probably operating from the same place.
Avoiding the pain means we are not in charge of our lives, we are giving away our power to external forces.
But, just what if we faced all the pain stored in our bodies? What if we could show our nervous system, our inner child that it is safe?
What if we did NOT get triggered as often, or as intensely. What if we did not say the hurtful thing to our partner or our kids.
What if we didn’t need to apologize for our behavior as often.
We can reclaim our power and show up for ourselves and others in our life. We can feel powerful AF, head held high, chest full, heart full, and ready to give instead of being in constant protection mode.
But, we have to go into the pain, not away from it.
This is the work as a man.
This is where you will unravel all the hurt and transmute it into immense love and power today. Don’t stay in the past anymore, don’t push it down anymore, take the step into pain.
I promise you, you can handle it. You are stronger than you think, and while it may be very difficult, you have the capacity to work through it. Remember, the pain is temporary. As you work through it, your body will feel better, you will be able to show up more fully.
You can be the powerful version of yourself that you can see in your mind’s eye. He is waiting for you to step into the pain.
Claim your life. Face the pain.
Emerge the powerful man.