Are You Avoiding Your Pain or Seeking to Grow?
Pain hurts. And it is natural to want to reduce it. But when we seek pain reduction as our primary goal without any attention to the process of growth and healing we inevitably make ourselves and our lives smaller. In this video I reflect on our relationship to the various things that we ask to rescue us from our pain (as well as from the responsibility of owning/living our lives), giving particular attention to psychiatric medication and how our culture and the medical field default to asking, “What will fix me and make me feel better?” instead of, “What can help me in the hard work of growth and healing?”
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