You might mistake pain for suffering.
I remember when I first heard the notion that suffering is a choice, I sat up straight.
Who the heck chooses to suffer? Who in the world would anyone choose that?
I had to wait for the thumping in my head to slow down so I could read the statement again and be open to receive it.
Because when you think about it, like reeeeally think about it, we all experience pain. Right? We all experience disappointment, loss, heartache, betrayal, and a whole host of pain in its varying forms.
The moment we choose to live in and from that pain, that's when we've opted for suffering.
When my clients first hear this, they baulk and side-eye me. 😂 I get it, it's hard-hitting. Sometimes the truth is harsh and bitter, and sometimes it's that bitter truth we need to help us get out of our own way and make the choice to get out of suffering.
So no, you didn't choose your pain, but baby girl, you sure are choosing that suffering. And it doesn't have to be that way.
It doesn't. 💕