As I’ve navigated the world of parenting a child with special needs, one of the most helpful distinctions for me has been that of clean vs dirty pain.
Clean pain is simply the facts of the situation. This is what we need to grieve in order to find acceptance and, eventually, ease and gratitude.
Dirty pain is all of the stories we tell ourselves about the situation. Sitting in the dirty pain gets us stuck. Watch the video to learn more and begin to find the difference in your life.