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Are Your Possessions Holding You Back?

It can be easy for someone to ignore the effect that their belongings are having on their life. Instead, they can spend a lot of time thinking about the effect that their beliefs and the people in their life are having on them.

Consequently, the stuff that they own can end up owning them, and they might not even realise it. As they have had this stuff in their life for a certain period of time, it will have faded into the background.

One Part

When it comes to what they own, some of this stuff can remind them of things that have taken place in the past. Now, some of these memories may be positive, while some of them might be negative.

If something reminds them of a positive time in their life, it could be said that it won’t be having a negative impact on their life. Yet, if something doesn’t, it is likely to be having a negative impact on their life.

Keeping Old Wounds Alive

It then won’t matter if something happened a few months ago or a few years ago, as it will be kept alive by something they own. Just seeing this item could result in them feeling down or angry.

Keeping this time in their life alive is going to undermine them. Having one of these items in their life is not going to be good and it will be far worse for their wellbeing if they have a number of them dotted around.

A Vibration

In addition to the impact that something has on someone when they see it, there can be the impact the item has on the energy of where they live. This item can have a certain frequency, and this frequency can feed into the frequency of their house/apartment.

​The energy of their living environment is then not going to be as good as it could be. Nonetheless, if one spends a lot of time in their head and doesn’t have a strong connection to their body, it might be hard for them to get on board with this.

The Unseen

Their mind will have the need to see evidence for this in order to accept that it has any basis in reality. To this part of them, something will need to physically affect them to have an impact on them.

If, on the other hand, someone is aware of energy and the affect that it has on them, they won’t need to see any evidence. Due to the connection that they have with it, they will know that it does.

Final Thoughts

What this shows is that it is a good idea for someone to take the time to think about if something is serving them or if it is holding them back. It might be hard for them to let go of certain things, but it will for the best.

​Through getting rid of what they don’t need, they may find that their inner as well as their outer world starts to change. Something simple will have made a big difference to their life. 

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Additionally, self-help resources are everywhere. There are seminars, healers, books, lectures, and retreats, much of which can be helpful. The message is “if I had more of ‘___________’ I would be a happier person.” This includes wisdom, the tools on this web site, less pain, etc.

What we really mean when we say that we want to be happy is that we would like to experience less anxiety.

The “Abyss”

Many, if not most, of my patients would test out just fine on a psychological test. But chronic pain will still take you down anyway. It creates extreme anxiety and frustration. I define “The Abyss” as:

                                                      Anxiety x Anger x Time

The Abyss represents an unspeakably dark area of your brain. My patients can’t express it with words. I spent over seven years in a severe burnout. My experience also included chronic pain in several areas of my body. I experienced an intense burning sensation in both of my feet, tinnitus, multiple areas of tendonitis, migraine headaches and crushing right-sided chest pain.I didn’t know why I was having all of these symptoms and all the testing was normal. I eventually lost all hope. I “pre-tested” every millimeter of the pathway outlined on this website, mostly by trying multiple approaches that didn’t work. Suffering from chronic pain is far removed from happiness.


The DOC process is paradoxical. The harder you try to get enough of the tools to “fix” yourself the less likely you are to be successful in becoming pain free (or happy). It is critical to understand that you have to enjoy your day with the idea that your pain or your life circumstances may never improve. In other words you must learn to enjoy life with what you have—NOW!

If you are waiting for more wisdom, more re-programming tools, more money, a nicer spouse, better-behaved kids, or less pain before you can fully engage in your life, it’s never going to happen. It is life’s ultimate paradox. The harder you try to “fix” your life and yourself, the less likely you are to enjoy it.

We also forget how illogical it is to think that all of the variables in our lives are going to align so well that we are going to finally be fulfilled. And if it could happen, how long do you think it would last? Think how much energy we spend trying to control so much. Yet, we don’t give up trying.

The Reverse Paradox

Then there is the other side of the paradox. The more you can enjoy your day in light of your current life circumstances; you will then possess more energy and creativity to create a life that you desire.

Enjoy Your Day-Today

An Exercise

I often do an exercise with my patients. I look at my watch and point out that the time is X and you have Y number of hours left in the day. I ask them to make a decision to enjoy the next number of hours regardless of their circumstances, including the pain. A major key to solving your pain is to step fully into the life you want, with or without the pain.

When I was in the middle of my own intense burnout about 10 years ago, I had to make ongoing decisions to just enjoy the next 15 minutes. I’m serious. I had to make a conscious effort every 15 to 30 minutes.

My ongoing challenge to myself and to my patients is, “Enjoy your day—today.”

Enjoy Your Day-Today


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