Have you ever noticed yourself longing for things to be different?
Have you ever asked (or begged, or pleaded, or demanded) heavens for a change? For something to shift, for something to go away or something to arrive?
For the last two years I’ve been quietly suffering from a constant soreness in my back.
I did see my chiropractor almost monthly, yet after every adjustment and release, within days or even hours, I was back to the familiar pain and discomfort.
I was ready for change!
What I realize only now, is that for the last two years I would also listen to my chiropractor asking me if I would consider trying shoe inserts. The answer was always a quick and resolute No.
I had a story about what it means to wear orthotics. In my story they made me old, disabled, incapable, and somehow damaged.
So for two years I lived that story. In pain. Saying No.
In the last couple of months I finally began to entertain the idea that my doctor might be worth listening to. (Ya think?!)
I began paying attention to my body, my feet, my shoes. On our last session I finally gave my doctor and orthotics a go and Oh My Goodness! – the change I’ve been longing for has arrived! It was just a mail order away!
I was pain free within hours and ever since!
The change I was craving was on the other side of the action I resisted.
On the other side of the story I was telling myself.
My clients are highly capable and accomplished people and they too resist the very change they long for.
Peace of mind, ease, and relief at home is often on the other side of their story that
(The reason I know it’s true is because at the end of every session they say they wish they asked for help sooner and they wonder why they waited so long!)
I get it!
I was willing to live in pain for 2 years, instead of accepting help!
Here's the truth:
What we resist most is often the very path to what we want.
The change we seek is on the other side of the action we avoid.
Is there something you really want?
If so, where are you simultaneously resisting it?
You’re worthy of change.
You’re worthy of feeling good.