To be human is to be hurt: that’s the bad news. Hard times are a part of all our lives, and they’re only made harder by the feelings of disconnection and isolation that often accompany them. You may find yourself wondering how you can possibly feel better when you feel so alone. When we can’t find anyone to share our worries with, those feelings can be suffocating.

So what is the good news?

When you cultivate a strong connection to your Self, you can eliminate the feelings of loneliness and isolation.

We endure hard times through our relationships with ourselves, others, or something larger. That’s why, when times get tough, the most important Self quality to have is connection.

As a human being, you need to connect and feel connected – but leading with your rational, logical part can prevent you from nurturing a connection with yourself. How can you strengthen your connection with your Self so that you can be there for yourself too?

Today’s podcast will give you 3 steps to help you connect better with your Self. After all: suffering is hard enough by itself. There is no need to suffer your suffering.

Other References

I mention the paradoxical theory of change in my podcast. Here is a link to some reading on the subject.

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