There is a sad truth about dogs.

Back when scientific experiments were often quite cruel, in one study dogs were placed into cages that were randomly electrified painfully shocking the dogs.

(I told you it was cruel.)

The researchers found that when the dogs were released from their shocking cages and then put under stress, the dogs would return to the pain of their cage rather than seek safety elsewhere.

Some of us can relate to that “Well, it hurts so it must be home” analogy and it’s sad how often we, like dogs, stay in painful situations rather than making new choices.

Consider today how you might be staying with pain rather than growing beyond it and consider how you might find healthier, happier ways of being.