Moving Beyond the Suffering Narrative

Have you been living in only the first half of a Story, one that elevates suffering and loss above blissful empowerment and gain? 
 
Do you ever feel guilty or unworthy entertaining the idea that you deserve to be happy, free, and successful at whatever you do? Or perhaps you have bought into a belief that life should always be a struggle or else you’re not doing something right? If your life and worldview was shaped anything like mine, you may be unconsciously living in a personal story that stagnates, disempowers, stalls, and in some cases prevents your happiness, health, vibrancy, connectedness with others, financial freedom, innate creativity, and personal power. I call it the “suffering narrative.”
 
Where did this idea come from? Namely, in most cases, misguided religious teachings that fail to transform people. For me personally, this phenomenon is primarily tied to my conservative Evangelical Christian roots. It wasn’t...
Continue Reading...