The Pain of Change and Evolution


As I observe my own evolution, I have come to realize that we must experience pain or discomfort to evolve. Growth is painful and even can be frightening because we must face the unknown.  I also believe the pain of our life must surpass the pain of evolving before we are willing to change and evolve.  Let me explain.

If we are comfortable in our life existence, we will remain on this path of least resistance.  We will continue on this inertial path through life.  However, when we begin to experience the results of trauma, tragedy, abuse, war, divorce, job loss, homelessness, death of our loved ones, that comfortable existence begins to shatter, and we begin to experience emotional pain.  It is at this point that we begin to take a good hard look at our lives.

This emotional pain must surpass the pain or discomfort associated with change to cause us to finally decide to change our lives and evolve.  For many days, I have sat observing my own pain from childhood abuse.  This pain was so terrifying and frightening that I sought a different life through healing my emotional pain. However, the process of healing this emotional pain in itself is very difficult when we recall and relive our past trauma.  When my reality became so painful that it was intolerable, I set an intention to change my life and evolve in order to experience a different life.

This was a pivotal point in my life when I set an intention through courage to heal that part of me that is terribly broken and injured.  I have spoken to others who experienced near death, homelessness, abuse, wars, and atrocities who also set this intention for a miraculous change in their lives.  What others shared with me is that they needed to give up their current lives as they know it, in order to change and evolve to a better life.  They gave up their lifestyles, marriages, friends, and even family in order to evolve.  It is certainly no small endeavor, but it is well worth the rewards and blessings to follow.

As part of setting my intentions to change, I got divorced, left my job, and moved to a different part of the country.  There, I reunited with my soulmate, began my dream of playing with and writing music for a jazz ensemble, and started my own business.  I gave up a lot, but I got back so much more!  I am finally living a life I could not even have imagined.  (Copyright 2019 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved.)

Author: Brooke Chang

Hi, I'm Brooke who will be taking you on a healing journey to a more joyful life. I will serve as your guide on this healing journey sharing my insights, knowledge and experiences. I hope you will join me!

5 thoughts on “The Pain of Change and Evolution”

  1. Beautifully said kind lady. To know that inner heart we must first face those fears, and in doing so open that place within by going through those walls that we build to protect us from those fears. But in breaking them down, and understanding the ‘why’ we had built them, we break ‘through’ those inner emotional stagnation’s and are then set free…totally, unconditionally free.
    May your journey find that place, that peace and harmony, and the love and happiness we have always sought. It is there gently waiting for that final step, feeling our courage and cheering us on to complete something that has taken a lifetime to create ❤️

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