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Needlessly Suffering

It’s what we do in victim-mode.

It’s what we do when our thinking is on auto-pilot.

It’s what we do when we are avoiding our lives.

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It’s what we do when our brains think we need a distraction.

It’s what we do when we decide to hang in indecision.

It’s what we do when we fail to communicate our needs and wants. (Kindly, gently, respectfully and firmly.)

It’s what we do when we are lazy.

It’s what we do in our pride.

It’s what we do when we allow our faith to wane.

In short, it’s what we do when we give up.

We’ve all been there.

Until we realize we’ve taken that detour, and we say enough!

There is such a thing as purposeful suffering. When we’re going through a trying experience and we shift into learning mode and exercise our patience and faith. The fruit of this kind of learning is expansive compassion and deep understanding.

But needless suffering just let’s us know we’re off track and need to get back to our right mind.

I’m sending you my love and vote of confidence today; in much less time than you may think, you can meet the challenge that is before you!

The mission of Lioness at the Door is to uplift, strengthen and encourage women of all ages to magnify health, hope and happiness at home. We do so boldly, with humility and gratitude for the opportunity.

2 thoughts on “Needlessly Suffering

  1. Thanks for this! I’ve been working on my patience through a big remodeling project and it is all too easy to slip into victim mode. But I am fighting to stay in that grateful, learning, and patient mindset!!! Love you!!

    1. Oh, good for you Heather! Remodeling can be so disruptive of our norm! I know you’ll learn a lot because you’re a very dedicated, life-long student. Hang in there! xo

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