Ya know how when you're going through something tough, you feel desperate for something, anything to make you feel better? Well, unfortunately I don't have any great drugs to shuffle your way. But maybe approaching your pain with curiosity rather than fear or resentment can be helpful.
Our brain's natural tendency towards resistance gets in the way of personal growth. So we are hardwired to give the middle finger to transformational thoughts and behaviors that clash with our current thoughts and behaviors.
And it was in that moment that I thought, “Wow. I don’t even want to be entertained. I just want to be distracted.” We're so locked into the habit of seeking that we don't allow ourselves the pleasure of enjoying.
When you read something from an expert, do you trust their advice implicitly because of their "expert status"? And then what happens when you read different, or even conflicting advice from another expert in the field?
The ultimate trap: we believe there’s always a “right” way to do things. As though there is a book written about each one of us that contains the ideal, perfect version of our lives. The life we could have if we would just figure our shit out already!