Pain is temporary! Work through it and the emotional pain WILL subside! I was told this at one point in my life when I really needed to hear it and believe it….so now I’m telling you! If you are in that pain right now, it WON’T last forever! Maybe a few days, weeks, months, even a few years…but it will subside! I know when you’re in it, it’s all encompassing like it will never go away, but it will…you’re life isn’t going to end because of it! I look at it like a spiritual growth spurt…yes it hurts…but keep walking! So let’s gain some perspective on the pain. For example, if your a parent of a little girl and the arm of her favorite doll pops off, for your daughter, her whole world is upside down. But to us as a parent, we know it is not the end of the world , and that she WILL smile again because we can see the big picture of her life. Or like when you are working out…you KNOW going to the gym is going to cause some pain, but you go anyway (well, at least you try lol). You know the pain will be temporary and the big picture is that you know overall it will be good for you and it will help your muscles to grow. I may be crazy, but I love when my muscles hurt after working out because I know that means my muscles are waking up and my body is responding and getting stronger!
So sometimes when I am in a painful situation, I try and step out and gain perspective on the “big picture”. I’m in pain because that’s life telling me “okay…time to grow Donna…time to learn…time to take control….or time to let go.” And the faster you figure out what it is for you, the faster the pain will subside. I’ve been in that place where I felt like I couldn’t find the window, couldn’t get out…but I did…and me being able to look back and write about it, and to try and help others is even more proof that the pain has gone….because in that state there was no way I could have written this, or even have the capacity to care about writing this. But you know what? I understand that there is a good chance throughout my life that some pain, somewhere down the road, will pop up again. But I have to remember that I’ve visited that place before…and it doesn’t last forever.
So where in YOUR life have you been in a dark place and gotten past it? You made it right? You’re alive or you wouldn’t be reading this right now, right?? 🙂 I invite you to bring that past victory closer to you today. Use it to get past the challenge you are facing today. Step back and see yourself rising above and looking down on the situation you are in now. See it as a period of time in your life….not as your life. You are going to make it! You are a strong courageous bad-ass who wanted to come into this life!…ready to face the challenges that you knew would help you to grow into your best self! Your spirit is SO much greater than ANY challenge you encounter…you WILL move through this and you WILL move on!!….time says so. (And that “time” is what we will look at next time 🙂
We’re all in this together:)
With crazy love and gratitude!
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