"This journey is like peeling back layers of an onion.
You peel back one layer,
you make improvements in your diet by adding certain foods
and cutting out others,
make changes in your lifestyle to move closer to
having the life you really want.
For a while you feel amazing,
on top of the world.
But then you uncover a whole other layer of issues,
another set of physical, emotional and mental blocks to work through,
that had been lying hidden deep within you,
but are now out and exposed because
you have peeled off the rubbish that had been covering them.
This process never stops,
it is the path we follow as humans,
and the more we are in it,
the more we learn to love it,
to accept it all,
not to resist but to enjoy it all,
the ups and the downs;
the pain and the pleasure are equal gifts,
two sides of the same coin."
Kate Magic in 'Raw Magic'
This is totally what I see happening in my life, and the lives of those I read about. This is truly painful, but at the same time ironically its exciting. Happily (most of the time) embracing it.