For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things…
~ 2 Nephi 2:11 ~
Through our spiritual journey, and growth, we are faced with the reality of pain. We are also faced with the reality of sorrow. Disappointments, heartaches, misery are all emotional experiences of humanity. As men and women in recovery, we come together to set aside our escapes. We have given up our compulsive behaviors. These escapes may have been through dependent relationships with others, or with money, sex, food, drugs, work, or emotional binges.
Today, we are learning to live life with one singular focus – our relationship on God. This does not mean we will avoid any emotional distress or pain. On the contrary, we are brought to a place of becoming in touch with our feelings. We feel more joy and more pain within our spiritual growth and journey.
Through God’s divine comfort, and guidance, we are capable of embracing and navigating our natural emotions. We come to not fear our feelings. We begin to deal with the life – all of what life has to offer – one step at a time. When we face our emotions, we are finally growing and maturing instead of escaping into an anesthetic life.
Fully spiritually awake and alive, we are no longer filtering out pain, disappointment, and sorrow. We learn how important suffering has in teaching us to grow and being aware.