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Welcome the Pain



Believe it or not, if you suffer from any type or chronic pain or if you ever feel any type of pain, one of the best things you can do is to welcome it.

The basic premise is that when we resist or avoid pain, we can amplify it and create more suffering for ourselves. By accepting pain, either physical or emotional pain, and allowing ourselves to experience it fully, we can lessen our overall suffering and move through it more effectively.

Our natural instinct is to avoid feeling pain, but the more we push ourselves away from it, the longer or stronger it persists.

Feeling pain and trying to get away from it triggers fear and anxiety, which creates more pain. If we welcome the pain and allow it to be there, the fear and anxiety goes away. The pain transforms and becomes less intense, and the more we welcome it and give it space, the more it goes away.

Pain is a signal that something is wrong and needs attention, so in times of pain we must consciously shift the attention to ourselves and observe the pain without judgment, allowing ourselves to fully experience it without resisting it, and recognizing and releasing the sensations and emotions associated with it.

Next time you are in pain, close your eyes, relax your shoulders, breathe deeply and slowly, and embrace the pain. Feel it and ask yourself: Could I welcome this into my space? Practice this for five minutes or as much as you want and observe what happens.

To complement the above technique and keep your life in balance, download and practice The Five Morning Habits to Win the Day.


Connect with the Month's Energy


The energy around us changes every hour, but it primarily changes every month, every quarter, and every year.

In the Chinese calendar, May 5th is the official start of summer, and the second quarter and season of the year, because the year starts with spring.

The season of summer is primarily yang energy, your body will tend to be more active, and to stay in good shape it is appropriate to go with nature’s flow so let it be. Wake up earlier and go to bed later but balance your yang energy with yin activities like meditation, and yin foods like raw vegetables, so your yang energy doesn’t get out of control.

From the feng shui perspective, the energy of the year stays for the year, but every month it interacts with the energy of the month giving us additional opportunities and/or threats.

During the month of May that runs from May 5th until June 6th, the best interactions take place in the north and south sectors of every living space. Therefore, it is appropriate to use those sectors.

South is beneficial regardless of the circumstances, but it would be better if you want to stand out. For instance, if you want to be seen as a diligent worker and get a promotion, or if you want to close some sales.

North is also beneficial for everybody, but it would be especially appropriate to get advice, to enhance your network, to find business prospects, to open new markets, and to get support or cooperation from others. You may also use this room if you are looking for love.

Southeast is not as good as north and south, but it would be beneficial if you want academic achievements or if your income relates to academic endeavors or research and development. This sector would also be good to improve your endurance, so it would be beneficial if you are in sports.

Southwest is not the best place to be because it implies restrictions and limitations. Suddenly you could feel you can’t do what you would like to do, or you can’t spend as much as you would like to spend. Additionally, you could get some stomach related issues.

West is a very harsh place during the month of May. Though it would be beneficial for those that need to attack and fight, so if you are a lawyer or if you are in any business that deals with disputes, you could use this sector.

Northwest would be good for power abuse, saying it doesn’t sound good, but if you would like to be seen like an emperor, this could be the right place to be.

Northeast could be used if you would like a quick, naïve, romantic relationship or if you would like to win at gambling or benefit from windfalls.

East is not the best place to stay, it could imply rebellious relationships or stomach problems so it would be better to avoid it.

Spend 6 or more hours each day in the sector(s) that are beneficial for what you do and take action from those locations to achieve your goals.

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