That discomfort you are feeling is equivalent to your current level of disconnection from presence/source. I know it may be hard to believe but these unpleasant physical and mental feelings are a gift.
The discomfort (AKA Dhukkha/dissatisfaction in Buddhist terminology) is just like an upset toddler inside of you needing your attention. I know it’s tempting - especially in our culture that values better, more and faster doing - to stop and attend to your uncomfortable physical and mental feelings.
Of course we want to numb or distract ourselves! Unfortunately, mainstream culture is right there to encourage our numbing and distraction. No matter how foreign it feels I encourage you to be brave and to do the opposite of what our stressed out mainstream culture has taught you. Slow down, feel and be with. After all, you are a human BEING not a Human DOING!
Through that discomfort - an excellent exercise to be "with it" is by using Tara Brach's acronym RAIN (recognize, accept, investigate and nurture) - is the freedom you so deeply deserve. It’s actually your birthright to be free, peaceful and at ease. Our culture just taught you to look the wrong way for your peace of mind. Hint, it's not "out there," but instead "in there!" You just have to go through the muck to get there. I know it’s not easy to be with your self sometimes but you are worth it!
If you would like some support in being with and working through the discomfort to return to your birthright of peace, ease and JOY, please join us at one of our day long retreats or Oct 1-3 at AWAKE Evergreen :)