Why do we experience pain in our life?

There can be physical pain or emotional pain, but either way we feel the pain on a deeper level in the middle of difficult times. This episode talks about how lows invite expansion.

Getting truthful about feelings is a vulnerable experience. I invite you to come along as we decompress and digest embracing the lows of our life as an opportunity to expand. It’s truly a chance to open our hearts. I’ll be sharing how I am managing the recent death of my aunt and honoring the bond between my aunt and I.

I’m here to spend quality solo time with you for EP82’s Wise Walk as we discover our True Stride. My aunt is very inspiring to me. Her lively approach to life and being aligned to her values still gives me strength as I remember her. During my aunt’s journey with cancer, I became a supportive role for her. Watching how she dealt with her transition changed me forever.

On our Wise Walk, I discuss why lows in our life are an opportunity to expand. I reflect on how I processed the journey along the way. It was unpredictable and required me to stay attentive. I also share my perspective of handling the low moments, including when a transition can no longer be avoided. In those lows, I find that it means we are holding too tight to something that needs to expand and change. Come with me as we reflect on these Wise Walk questions:

    • When you don’t feel energized and happy with each and every step that you take, are you able to identify what you are feeling?
    • What is the feedback of that feeling?
    • Is there a transition of letting go you need to do to move forward?
    • What’s possible if you move forward?

Being honest about the pain we feel helps us learn to hold space in a different way. We need to allow ourselves to feel our lows.

Let’s have a new lens and perspective on life moving forward. Together, we can slow down, do some self-care, and open our hearts to let go of the grief. Expand from your low with these Wise Walk questions:

    • Where in your life can you embrace the energetic highs and the energetic lows?
    • Do you need to shift any of your goals?
    • Are you giving yourself the space and grace to pivot?
    • Where in your life can you open your heart and release some of the pain that you’ve been holding onto, so that you can transform and transition into something more beautiful and spectacular, and become more of who you were meant to be? 

Join this inspiring community to uncover a new sense of freedom, and be sure to follow and review the True Stride podcast as we continue to exchange our light and Heart Value with each other.


In this episode:

[00:23] – Welcome to the show!

[02:25] – The Tale of a Vivacious Life.

[04:06] – Why do we experience pain in our life?

[06:34] – Mary Tess talks about her time of being a supportive role for her dear aunt’s cancer journey.

[08:15] – Learning to hold space in a different way.

[11:05] – Mary Tess reflects on how the year changed from what she imagined, and how she handles prioritizing what’s important as plans change.

[13:35] – Mary Tess talks about releasing emotions in the midst of a low.

[16:16] – Thank you for listening!


Memorable Quotes:

  • “When our hearts are open, we will feel things in a much deeper way.” – Mary Tess
  • “Pain helps us transition; and we may not like where we’re transitioning to, but if we have faith and if we embrace the pain as part of our expansion, maybe we can make peace with it a little bit more.” – Mary Tess


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