We are in the winter holiday season in the United States, which means a lot of gathering among co-workers, colleagues, friends and family. Many people will catch up with others and share good news, all in the spirit of love and good intentions. However, the holiday times can trigger feelings of pain and sadness when someone has experienced a loss. Job layoffs, missing holiday bonuses, and not being able to take time off work to be with loved ones are a few sources of pain when it comes to work.
When you’re in pain, whether physical, financial or emotional, it seems as if all of your senses focus solely on the discomfort. You feel it intensely; the pain can be triggered by things you hear, and you want nothing more than to see a pain-free existence. To quote an empathic writer, pain for pain’s sake is cruel.
Rather than dwell on the pain, choose to be in it and acknowledge that your pain really does exist — it exists to help you grow. There is a lesson behind the pain that, when learned, makes the journey to pleasure bearable and even a bit enjoyable. Shifting your perspective is one way that you can elevate your pain to pleasure.
Read more about this strategy of shifting your perspective in my full article here at PracticalWisdomThatWorks, a place where you can learn about how to apply Spiritual Laws to your life, and access tools to further your evolution.
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Fenesha is a personal growth and professional development specialist who helps people navigate difficult topics with ease.