Quote by Rumi
We live in a culture that is all about the quick fix and avoiding pain and suffering. And it is this culture that has led to problems such as the opioid epidemic. I am not for undue or unnecessary suffering, but sometimes pain is necessary and good.
Experiencing pain when we touch a hot stove is necessary so that we pull our hand away quickly to prevent further damage.
So many of the folks I work with have gotten themselves in a lot more trouble, emotionally and psychically, in their efforts to avoid pain than they would have experienced simply going through the pain to begin with.
And therapy usually involves facing this pain in some form or fashion, so that you can learn to get through it without numbing out; to learn from it; to learn that you will survive it; and then to be able to begin building a life afterwards.