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Can we get comfortable with discomfort?

When we feel discomfort within ourselves, is it possible to let it be and not try to fix it?

Whether this is emotional discomfort, mental, spiritual or physical….as humans I believe we naturally err towards feeling good. We know that our innate selves are ones of joy, peace, love and ease. However we don’t experience this all the time….we aren’t meant to.

I have found that when we try to fix discomfort with food, phones, alcohol, shopping (you can name you preferred method!) it may seem to alleviate the discomfort but it isn’t a permanent fix. And it tends to bring its own problems in its wake. Or soon becomes another 'problem' itself.

Another way we can try to escape the discomfort it to go into our head and analyse why this experience is happening to us, so we can either fix it now or prevent it happening again in the future. It all gets a bit messy!

What if, we could simply allow the discomfort to be there? To see that is passes all on its own when it is ready. Because we are designed this way and all experience changes? Not getting up into our heads about it (which only prolongs the agony) and just noticing what is, often brings a shift anyway.

The experience of discomfort it coming from within us, and the passing of that discomfort also comes from within. We are perfectly designed in this regard, to return to home base.

Lindsey Elliott is a Wellbeing & Resilience Coach, energy healer and meditation teacher working in Brighton and online. She offers one to one coaching in a life-changing paradigm of understanding about how the human experience is created. With this understanding you can move from feeling insecure, stressed, anxious or unfulfilled to happy, secure, inspired, peaceful and filled with love.

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