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Moving Toward The Pain You Are Avoiding Will Improve Your Life

Wondering how to accept pain and move beyond the past? The answer seems a little counter-intuitive, but you must “move toward” your pain, not away from it.

Humans tend to avoid painful things, and our first reaction is to withdraw away. Think about that first time you accidentally touched the hot stove: you likely yanked your hand back, drawing it toward yourself. However, not all pain is physical or as cut and dry as this situation. 

Sometimes, there are emotional wounds that also cause us pain. Other times, we might do something that causes us discomfort at the moment but the benefits are worth it long term.

It doesn’t serve a purpose to keep your hand burning on the hot coils of the stove, but there are several reasons for you to go

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