Embrace the uncomfortable

photo-32Today felt like the first day of fall.  Cloudy, gloomy and raining throughout most of the day.  Call me strange, but I love days like this.  There’s something comforting about the greyness.  I feel better able to relax.  To slow down.  To just get caught up – even if that means caught up on my book curled up on the couch.  

I saw my counsellor today for a regular tune up.  I haven’t been in a while, and figured it’s probably a good time to go.  One thing she was mentioning to me was how it’s so important to sit with the uncomfortable.  To welcome it in, tiny bits at a time.  You know that feeling of say fear that creeps up on us, that we totally want to push aside?  Instead of burying it, knowing that it’s bound to be brought up at another convenient moment in the near future, I’m challenging myself to embrace it.  To acknowledge it and recognize that it is present.  Only in doing so will we be able to become more and more comfortable with the uncomfortable (apparently).  And so, I try.photo-27

So when it rains, instead of hiding inside and just waiting for it to go away, throw on your rain boots and jump in the puddles. Those rainy days will come and go, no matter what we do, so we might as well learn to embrace it.  The more we do, the easier and more enjoyable it will become.  Embracing the uncomfortable.

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