Randomness: On Pain

I cry at beauty more than pain.  It touches a deeper part of my soul.  Besides, I’ve had to work at showing my pain after many years of guarding it, hiding it, and swallowing the truth of it.  Now, it’s much easier to show and share it.  I just need to remind myself every once in a while that it’s actually ok to feel it.

Pain is, afterall, an inevitable part of lif.  It’s true, it’s only our conceptualized version of experiences filtered through the ego, but pain also seems to be a necessary part  of growth and self-discovery, if we use it right.

I can’t imagine where I’d be if I never experienced pain in my life.  Perhaps I’d be perfect, without a limiting belief or care in the world … a pure soul … But, how much fun would that be?  At least I’m interesting.  Still, if you were to ask me, I’d say I’m ready to live a joyful life – without pain … mostly.

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