Admission: I cry almost every day.
The faster I’m growing and making changes in my life, taking risks, putting myself into uncomfortable situations in the pursuit of expanding my comfort zone, the more I cry.
The more somatic meditation I do, the more I cry.
The more embodiment and healing work I do, the more I cry.
Crying is associated with growth, healing, and letting go of pain.
Vulnerability is the new leadership.
Because it takes more courage to be with the pain than to try to run away from it.
And trying to run away can only ever work temporarily anyway.
What’s cool about turning toward our pain, is that it gives us a chance to be with life as it really is, as opposed to our neuroticism, our ego projects, trying to freeze everything in place, trying to control ourselves and everyone around us.
And when we surrender to the pain, we remember that it was *for* us the whole time.
It is the fuel that empowers us with purpose and clarity, when we turn toward it, as a practice.
And we begin to discover a life with less effort underneath.
A life that is surrendered to something greater than “Aaron” and Aaron’s ego projects… our own attempts to protect who we think we are.
We are so much more, so much greater than we think we are.
And when we practice, practice, practice being with life as it really is, through somatic practices (in the body), we *experience* more of the beauty, ease and grace of life.
Crazy, I know.
Counter-intuitive…. or, at least, counter-conditioning, when it turns out the “poison” is the cure.
The pain is medicine.
Transforming us into more of whom we are really meant to be.
Also, check out this article for some of the science that helped inspire this blurb: