This morning, I read this article in Elephant Journal about the power of being emotionally broken open. When we experience loss, we are given the opportunity to make conscious decisions for our lives and become more authentic. Of course, this is often terrifying.
When we lose a partner or a job, we are forced to re-imagine what our futures will be. Yes, this is scary and painful, but it is also an opportunity for us to move forward. A chance for us to assess what it was about the path we were previously on that no longer served us.
And, even if we don’t make a decision that leads to a difficult loss, even if we come to the conclusion that staying the course is the best choice, allowing ourselves to be emotionally broken open in this way gives us a chance to put all of our cards on the table. All of our fears are laid bare, and we have an opportunity to look at them honestly and decide with authenticity what path to choose.