There are many incredible things pain can teach you, but you need to listen. And if you do, all that was once bitter will be sweet, and all that was once dark will turn into Light. And this lovely article is meant to help you achieve just that. Here are:
10 Incredible Things Pain Can Teach You
2. The more you try to avoid pain, the more you suffer
Pain is part of life. You simply can’t escape it. And the more you try to hide and run away from it, the more pain you will have to deal with.
“Indeed, the truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. The one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end, the one who suffers the most.” ~ Thomas Merton
4. Let go and you are free
5. Through acceptance pain dissolves
When you accept what is, your pain becomes your blessing, and your darkness turns into Light. So accept what is. Surrender everything to Life itself and learn to relax into your own Being. All else is madness.
“Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given the door with open.” ~ Rumi
6. You are not your pain
7. Pain is not a form of punishment
“Brother, stand the pain. Escape the poison of your impulses. The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do. Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun. Turn away from the cave of your sleeping. That way a thorn expands to a rose.” ~ Rumi
You might not see this right now, but through pain, the parts of you that are dark and impure (and trust me, there are plenty), are being washed away so that you can return to your Self and become all that Life created you to be. Through pain, you are born again.
10. Love your pain away
“Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.” ~ Rumi
And these are just 10 of the many incredible things pain can teach you. And I would love to know what is the One thing pain has taught you over the years. You can share your comment in the comment section below 🙂
P.S. Pain is inevitable. It is part of life. We can’t escape it. But that doesn’t mean we should go looking for it. Because it will come. And when it does, we might as well allow it to do its part and free us from all our impurities and all our darkness.