Most of us use only a fraction of our strength and creative potential. Time to get moving!

by | September 13, 2021

Most of us use only a fraction of our strength and creative potential. Time to get moving!
We all have an incredible amount of strength but many of us fail to identify with it.

When we get hints of our power we look the other way.

We pursue a diminished version of ourself—one victimized by life.

We seek comfort as the solution to feeling oppressed.

But the things that oppress us happen for a reason; they’re trying to get us to realize and integrate our power.

In fact, the worse one’s problems, the more creativity and energy that’s trying to come into one’s life.

Avoiding, repressing, medicating, distracting, or rationalizing our troubles invites them to further oppress us.

Think of your problem as a tough but correct teacher, a Zen master who means business, a wise sage irritating you to get you to wake up.

Go beyond feeling victimized by your difficulties, and seek their message for your personal growth.

Personify your problem by visualizing it as a character.

Talk to it.

Ask it what it wants from you.

Debate it.

Fight it.

Learn from it.

See into it.

Don’t give up.

Your problem is your crucible; you need it!

It’s trying to connect you with your highest self.

Don’t be its victim.

Dance with it like a warrior.

Extract the transformative message from its jaws.

Rock yer day!

Dr. Zwig
©2023 Dr. Adam Zwig

Meet Dr. Adam Zwig—psychologist, musician, podcaster, author, and educator. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology, has had 9 Top Ten hit singles on the U.S Adult Contemporary charts, and is an internationally renowned workshop leader and lecturer. He has been featured on Billboard, SiriusXM Radio, CBS Radio, and many other stations, and in People Magazine, SPIN, Pollstar, and many other publications. Dr. Zwig has released 7 albums, and his music can be heard on National TV, including NBC, Fox, and Fuel TV. He has more than 160 million views on YouTube, over half a million social media followers, and has scored in the top 10% of rock artists streamed on Spotify in 2022. His forthcoming book, Your Problem Is Your Teacher, shows how life problems are not pathological but rather personal growth processes trying to happen. His podcast, The Dr. Zwig Show, posts new episodes every Wednesday.

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