What if feeling overwhelmed and uncomfortable was a good thing?

Posted on: Sep 03, 2021

It’s normal to experience pain and discomfort when you start your healing journey.

For example, at first, transcendental meditation made me sick. Literally. It caused immediate nausea and headaches!

I was first introduced to the practice when I met a woman in San Diego who had this vibrant energy, groundedness and confidence.

When she told me it was because she did TM twice a day, I was intrigued, but I quickly felt disheartened when I experienced the exact OPPOSITE of all of those things once I tried it.

Starting a new journey, whether that’s starting a business, starting therapy, or just starting working out, often doesn’t feel worth it at first.

The overwhelm, self-doubt, and even physical pain can leave us wondering if this thing that we were once so drawn to is even meant for us in the first place.

I’m here to say that that thing you want IS meant for you, and that the resistance you’re feeling is a sign that you are GROWING and that everything that has been trapped within you is finally being allowed to come out.

And that’s beautiful and necessary, even though it’s incredibly uncomfortable.

Through working with a TM teacher, I learned that the nausea and headaches were not unusual for beginners and that my trapped stress needed more attention through meditation—not less.

Now, I can’t go a day without meditating! Tell me your story about something that was uncomfortable at first but that has become a beautiful part of your life with time.