“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering.
Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh~
Emotions are one of the reasons to embody. Therefore emotional pain is preferable to feeling nothing. I imagine that some souls embody for the specific purpose of feeling emotional pain. It is the inspiration for the world’s most creative and famous works of art. But there comes a time when the soul may exhaust this experience and want for a different emotion, oh let’s say… joy?
When a soul incarnate tires of emotional pain, barring an epiphany (that sticks), he or she must then brave the space between. The strength, wisdom, and courage to let go and choose joy over pain is found in the gap between our thoughts. The more frequent trips we make into this well of inspiration and intuition, the faster our journey to joy.
“To become really good at anything, you have to practice and repeat,
practice and repeat, until the technique becomes intuitive.”