I try to remember, especially when any particular moment or situation feels tense or tight, that ‘I chose this’.
One way or another, I chose to be there.
Whether by way of some decision(s) I made recently, or perhaps not so recently.
Even if that means that I subconsciously chose this in order to teach myself a lesson.
In order to help myself grow.
It’s not always so easy to tease the growth opportunity out.
But if you dig deep, it’s there.