The power of positivity is revealed to us when used to seek the good but not as a byproduct of avoiding the ‘bad’ (or uncomfortable).
Does that make sense, love?
When we use positivity to pull away from our discomfort as a result of feeling deeply exposed (unsafe/vulnerable), we bypass the opportunity to express ourselves fully (freedom).
To dance with our discomfort is a beautiful thing.
And often we begin our dance somewhat consciously and end it unconsciously, using positivity as a way to divert away from the discomfort that has arisen as a result of expressing our fear/shame/anger/insert uncomfortable feeling.
E.g. We share our feelings and follow up with ‘but at least I still have x’ or ‘my problems aren’t as bad as other peoples’.
Or. A friend shares her hardship with you and you say ‘it’ll be OK, just be positive’.
Thus, completely severing ourselves from our discomfort.
Often, positivity is reflexive (as is sarcasm) and is used to create a sense of safety; For the person experiencing discomfort and for the person witnessing it in someone else.
It is my hope that you find the courage to dance with your discomfort and let it lead you back into your heart, where there is plenty of room for it to move and dissipate.
Positivity can then become a lens with which you see the world through not as a way to find safety and comfort, but as a way to lift your vibe and see/sense the magic.
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ABOUT ELLEN TRAVASSAROS
Ellen combines personal development, healing, and physical performance as a coach and athlete through her online program Heal Her and inside her women’s performance facility located in Newcastle Australia. Her work and story speak volumes to her capacity to support, lead and lift women to reconnect to their radiance, and overcome their mental, emotional, social, familial and spiritual challenges.
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