Our pain has the ability to back us against the wall and show us what matters and what doesn’t.
But when we test this stuff out in real life, ideals quickly become totally eclipsed by real feelings, real confusion, and real disgust at how life temporarily rains down its tests. Indeed, “bad experiences leading to good” is a paradoxical notion for the ego. That is, until it meets with enough evidence to prove them true…and perhaps even embraceable.
What if we could create that evidence ourselves, instead of having it thrust upon us as a big surprise? What if we could convince the ego that it’s worth voluntarily visiting what is less glamorous for the sake of deeper fulfillment?
Here’s an organized brainstorm aimed at that effect.