Today I have on my mind discomfort. Everyday I fight alongside people who are uncomfortable. We hold hands while they grimace through the pain and sometimes we grimace together. I sit across or next to them while they process things that are painful and unbearable to face alone. I am fascinated by the issues that people want to explore, the topics they will absolutely not touch and the ways that they get around to the thing that is the root of their struggle. I rejoice when they finally release demons that have been haunting them for years. I see that time and relationship makes things easier to say out loud to me. I feel honored that they trust me enough to let me journey with them through such intensely personal struggles. The resilience of people is mind-blowing! The things that I have seen people come back from are amazing! Often I wonder how I got so incredibly lucky to be in the position to be taught amazing life lessons every day. Maybe I am exactly where I need to be. Discomfort is no stranger to me either. Can I do this type of intimacy in my personal life? I need this don't I? This is why I am here, isn't it? We all have constant growing to do. Human describes ALL of us. All of us are uncomfortable sometimes and I realize recently in my professional life, my friendships, my yoga class, casual interaction with strangers, my family, etc. this feeling of discomfort is my opportunity to grow. I need to be as brave as my clients and lean into the discomfort.