When it hurts bad enough…..

Good morning ♡

As you know, I love to read Iyanla’s stories & inspirationals, & today’s Thoughtful Thursday post is inspired by one of the stories she shared. This particular story was on my heart, a story that may help us understand the process of when we can’t seem to find our Peace, how to get back to it. In one of her books, she shared a story about a farmer’s dog who sat on the porch, whimpering in pain. The farmer didn’t help/move the dog, & when entertaining his local priest one Sunday afternoon, the priest asked the farmer: “Why does he whimper so? Why doesn’t he move?” Sometimes things bring us such unrest but we stay in it. Why? You see, the dog’s paw was on a nail, & the farmer had tried to get him to move but to no avail. The farmer answered, “It doesn’t hurt bad enough yet.” So simple yet so profound. We may be in a place that causes us such turmoil, such confusion, & yet we stay in that one place. A lot of times it’s Fear, fear that if we shift position we may hurt more, that we may be worse off than we were. Sometimes it will feel like that, at first, but you will be surprised at how moving out of our comfort zones, even the ones that are leading us nowhere, we will come to see that we are stronger than we ever thought we were. Sometimes, we just haven’t gotten to the point of having enough of pain, confusion or whateverit is that is disrupting your Peace uet. That was the message of the story, that although it hurts & causes us unrest, we haven’t reached that point of enough is enough. We may be close, but I firmly believe that as Life teaches us lessons at all times, there is usually something we still need to learn before we get the point of needing to change our situations. What’s keeping you back from that change? As with everything, Love yourself through it. Be patient with yourself as you go through the tumultuous waves of emotions & solutions th at pop up. When the time comes for you to make a move you will know. Your Spirit will make you aware. That’s why giving it Love will help because without that, the darkness of that place of hurt & despair will keep you in the dark & unable to see what you need to do & when you need to do it. When it hurts bad enough, you’ll move♡ Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

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“Coming out of your comfort zone is tough in the beginning, chaotic in the middle, and awesome in the end…because in the end, it shows you a whole new world!! Make an attempt..”-Manoj Arora

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