I use the dental office as a place to practice my skills of patience and ease.
You see, I hate the dentist (the uncomfortable chair, not being in control, the pain that comes with getting work done on my teeth) – absolutely hate it.
But I use that uncomfortable place as a testing ground for centering myself. It’s where I let myself know that it’s okay to be uncomfortable. It’s where I show myself that it’s okay to feel pain and uneasiness and that I don’t have to hide or run away from it.
You may be going through some pain right now too.
There may be some uneasiness, discomfort, a difficult situation, or insert unpleasant feeling “here” that you may be experiencing.
I am here to tell you that it’s okay to feel the way that you do.
You are going to have bad days sometimes, and that’s okay.
You are going to be unhappy sometimes and that’s okay.
Don’t let anyone make you feel like your feelings are not worthy of being explored, felt fully, and expressed.
Sometimes it seems like the world is so quick to try to make you put on a happy face or fake that everything is okay – as if there is no room for any imperfections or negative feelings at all, but the more you resist your pain, frustration, and anger – the more it shows up.
“What you resist, persists.” C.G. Jung
So what does the dental office have to do with all of this?
Well, it’s where I show myself that no matter what I am feeling – I can adjust home.
It’s where I practice trusting the moment, the skill of the doctor, and trusting my own ability to make it through whatever pain I may experience. I notice that when I loosen up and allow, it makes for a much smoother experience. Whenever you are facing an uncomfortable situation, see if you can start to view the situation as an opportunity to see how much you have grown or to practice adjusting home.
I realize that I have everything I need to make it through and so do you.
No matter what situation you are going through.
So experience it all – the pain, the frustration, the anger, and the disappointment with things not going your way. It’s okay to admit that you have these feelings and I’ll let you in on a secret – it’s okay to feel. It means that you’re human – not that you are unworthy or bad – but human.
So feel it fully and adjust home. Feel it fully and adjust home. Feel it fully and adjust home. Ride the discomfort, but have compassion for yourself and steady yourself in the midst of the storm.
Trust the process.
Trust your ability to make it through.
I’m not going to promise you that you will never have another bad day, but I will say that you will no longer have to be a slave to your pain or a prisoner to your discomfort. With practice, you will learn how to face it, embrace it, and find your center easier.
You will make it through.
Face your fears, embrace your pain, and set it free – are your ready for a BREAKTHROUGH?
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