Our minds are programmed and conditioned from our earliest moments of consciousness until our last breath. What is most important in this short life is becoming aware of these control and manipulation mechanisms in order to reappropriate and consciously use our creative energies. We should want to use them for our own benefit rather than letting them fall into the insatiable emptiness of someone else’s design.
I’ve tried far too often over the years to avoid pain. All it ever did was double the intensity or duration of the inevitable. Instead…
Living in a culture that is rife with trauma, we’re not too keen on experiencing more and different kinds of pain, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Thus, we’re too often in the frame of mind that reaches for the broad, soaked paintbrush that allows us to dismiss someone or something based on what may only be a minor trait or concern—perhaps because we were triggered by something that isn’t supposed to bother us anymore.