Understanding the word ‘to heal’ via the framework I share in this video is (I believe) the “crux” of any journey to freedom, whether that’s physical, mental/emotional or any so called “setback” in life.
When mountaineers or rock climbers talk about a route, there’s always a “crux” move – the most challenging part of the climb that will test the climber mentally and physically, but – once complete – leaves the climber feeling relief and accomplishment, because the rest of the route should be easy in comparison.
The “crux move” in healing is similar – there’s a mental/physical challenge that will test your resolve, but once you move through this phase the path forward will feel a lot easier.
When injury, pain, trauma or any big life setback happens most of us tend to react with fear or anger or perhaps grief, believing the life we were used to is gone. We look back on the past with longing, as if the past is better than any future now.
I challenge you to adopt the OPPOSITE belief: what if this pain, injury or so-called setback is actually nature’s way of trying to grant you MORE freedom, more joy, more confidence? What if the future you – body, mind and soul – is going to feel WAY BETTER than any version of you in the past? What if this is all happening FOR you instead of to you?
If you approach pain or challenge believing it’s going to limit your life and make it worse than it ever was…chances are, it will!
When you approach challenges in life with the belief that this is going to make your body and life BETTER, then chances are…it will!
Embrace the learning, the lessons, the growing pains – and you’ll be rewarded with more freedom, more trust in yourself and your body, more confidence and more mind/body/spirit abilities.
What is ONE thing you can decide is a GOOD thing about whatever pain or challenge you’re experiencing? How is this going to help you have a better future? Share your story below and inspire someone else to look at pain with curiosity instead of fear.