From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©1990, Hazelden Foundation: For so many years I would have preferred to live as an ostrich. This quote really hit home in terms of being comfortable with facing the truth of our situation - whatever painful situation we face. I was especially stuck by the part about accepting 'the temporary discomfort from awareness because I can trust that it's my Higher Power moving me forward'. It is true that pain moves us forward. It makes us stronger. It makes us better people. More empathetic people. I share this in the hope that you too can be reminded that it is OK to encounter truth - and the discomfort that it sometimes brings.