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Dealing with Pain…

While heading to Lowe’s for some stuff I needed to tame my lawn, I heard this segment on NPR.  Bullying wasn’t a significant part of my youth. I was neither bullied nor was I a bully. So I didn’t necessarily related to this TED talk. That was until he came to the end and Shane Koyczan talked about Pain in life. Mr. Koyczan’s quote resonated with me in the same way a quote I recently read in a book resonated. In the book a character basically said “happiness, life promises the pursuit not the result.”

“Pain is part of this life. It just is. The worst part about pain isn’t that it hurts, it’s that it’s completely normal. We’re supposed to feel it. We are meant to endure difficulty. If for no other reason, than it gives us a reference point that allows us to navigate towards something better.” -Shane Koyczan

True Confession:
I’m not sure how I feel about embracing pain. I’ve done it so long that its basically a reflex. I have my moments of joy/happiness and lately I’m distrustful of them. There’s a part of me that relates to the pain in ways that I can’t relate to the positive emotions. The Pain justifies all the negative I believe about myself. Every new instance reinforces those beliefs. I know, intellectually, that I’m suppose to turn away from the pain and use the experience to place myself in a better place. That’s not what I do. I don’t know how. I would love to learn one day.

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I'm just me. Unfortunately I'm still not sure what that means. I know I'm a music lover, sometimes I write, food (the making, discovering, and eating) brings me joy, but none of that is ME. At some point writing this blog may uncover who I am.

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  1. It’s not easy, but I do hope you find a way to move from it. Pain is only temporary.

    Posted by Jeyna Grace | June 26, 2014, 11:17 pm

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Just Jo

I'm just me. Unfortunately I'm still not sure what that means. I know I'm a music lover, sometimes I write, food (the making, discovering, and eating) brings me joy, but none of that is ME. At some point writing this blog may uncover who I am.

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