Discomfort--physical, mental, emotional, or situational is something we all do our best to avoid. Right? Human nature. But some discomforts remain--discomfort with one's body; unease around a certain social situation; frustration in the acquiring of some skill or another. We spend so much energy either avoiding (read: ignoring/distracting) those feelings or berating ourselves for having them in the first place ("I should be a better person...etc").
First of all...that *should* thing? Well, that's a subject for another post; short answer, stop the should-ing. But most importantly--you've got to let those discomforts in. Right?? They're just going to keep knocking. Or, perhaps a better metaphor--the telemarketer is going to keep calling until you take the two minutes to pick up the phone and say, firmly, clearly: REMOVE ME FROM YOUR LIST (please & thank you).
Done and done.
Same thing here. Let that discomfort in. Feel it out. What does it want? Chances are, as soon as you feel it, it g...
You don't need a reason, spoken or unspoken, to say no.
When you were born, you reserved the Divine-given right of refusal--not for life and its experiences--don't mistake me, but for anything that compromised your integrity, your truth, your beauty, your expression, or your values.
Challenge them? Sure, why not? You're strong enough and you know you love a good challenge. But just to fight for fight's sake? No. You don't need that expenditure.
You are here to challenge the system--the one put in place around you. When you lead from instinct, from compassionate heart, you will always know when the answer is an echoing, resounding, undeniable yes.