“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” 
-Forrest Gump

Famously and with surprising depth, Forrest Gump’s quote explains that life truly is a mystery. With each new decision, thought or action, we don’t know what we’re going to experience until we sink our teeth into it. But we can equip ourselves with tools to learn how to navigate muddy waters.

We all experience times in our life of trials and tribulations. Difficulty and joy. Heartache and pleasure. And it’s during colorful emotions and confusing times that our hearts will experience the feeling of contraction.

When we’re experiencing these not-so-fun energies, our energy field contracts. And when it contracts we are in a vulnerable state which could spiral downward if we aren’t aware of how to keep it in check. Sometimes when we get into these states, they can become addictive. Playing into victimhood we attach ourselves to the feeling of pain to validate our emotions, often digging us even deeper.