By the end of the day, are your feet aching?  There are so many reasons for your feet to be hurting…your job, walking or standing, tight muscles, plantar fasciitis, your shoes, some sort of trauma to the foot or ankle, being overweight and the list goes on and on.  Any of these reasons are all quite logical, very tangible, and could very well be the culprit for hurting feet.  However, let’s take a look at the emotional component that may be abetting the foot hurting cause.

Now you may be wondering…an emotional component with my feet? Yes indeed, so let’s look at your feet in a slightly different way.  Your feet are what you stand on and they are located directly underneath your body. In other words, they can be seen as your “understanding”.  Therefore, it is quite possible that your feet may be uncomfortable if there is something like an event or circumstance that is happening in your life that you do not completely understand.  This could be as simple as you not understanding why someone is currently acting or behaving the way they are towards you.  If you find yourself having thoughts or using phrases such as, “I don’t get it”, “I do not understand why”, “Help me figure out…” or something along these lines you can pretty much bet that you are trying to comprehend what is going on.  If this situation is close to you in any way or has been quite bothersome, your feet could be hurting because on the emotional level you too are hurting.  Sometimes simply by recognizing the emotional connection your foot pain can clear up, however this is also a reminder that you may need to find a healthy way to deal with your emotions.

Thus my question would be…Is it possible that something is going on in your life that you may not have complete “understanding “of or simply that you don’t understand? Or, maybe that you don’t want to understand but need to as often is the case with avoidance.

If you are not currently experiencing anything that needs more understanding, then let’s look at this next possibility. It is virtually impossible to walk forward or step forward without your feet.  Thus, it is safe to say that our feet are what carry us forward as we step into action.  When your feet are aching or sore stop and ask yourself the following questions. Is there anything happening in my life right now that may keep me from moving forward?  Could I be experiencing some fear, change, or even some sort of loss that is keeping me from moving forward?  Am I feeling stuck or unable to move forward because of a particular situation in my life?  If any of these questions resonate with you it will be helpful to recognize your feelings and again find a safe way to deal with them.  Recognition of your feelings are key in helping to clear up any emotional components that could be causing your feet to ache, hurt, or simply be uncomfortable.

So, even if you have a physical reason that causes your feet to ache it may “hurt” less to uncover emotional components also tied to the pain. In the end you have nothing to lose…except more pain.