In times of misery, our tendency is to try and outrun the pain.
To do some emotional jujitsu on ourselves, sidestepping whatever inner conflict bubbles up so we can move on before any of the punches land.
On the other hand, it’s also worthwhile to let everything register.
To sit with the mental waves as they come crashing in, trusting that we’re at the threshold of something important, and we should pay attention and keep going and run the extra mile just to find out how the story ends.
Because the benefit of misery is, it gives us window into our values.
And we all need help remembering who we are.