"There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious."
~ Carl Gustav Jung
I was watching Tom Hanks in the movie "Cast Away" last week, and I began to think a lot about pain and pleasure. There are a series of scenes where he faces enormous pain: cutting open his feet on the rocks, jabbing his leg on the coral, ripping open his hand while trying to make fire, and finally tearing out his own rotted tooth with an ice skate and a rock. Not to mention being separated from everyone and everything he loves. And while watching this, I could not help but ask life: why we must experience so much pain?
I was once taught that pain keeps us away from death, and pleasure leads us towards survival. But I don't believe that anymore. Yes, the pain of touching fire keeps you from (cont'd.)
Lauren Brim is an advanced coach, teacher and healthcare professional. She helps clients with a large variety of imbalances and life issues, but focuses on sexuality, infertility, and spiritual coaching for women. Lauren was studying to be a midwife when she began having her own reproductive challenges which prompted her to create www.HealthNow.am. She is passionate about supporting women's health and sexuality through awareness, honesty and education. Lauren's spiritual journey began at a young age, but was amplified in 2005 when she discovered BodyTalk after a serious back injury that spontaneously healed after just one session. She has been studying and practicing alternative medicine and spiritual philosophy ever since.
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