When was the last time you felt deep pain? What emotions did you experience? How did you feel? In life we are constantly trying to avoid pain. We are usually socialized to be like hedonists, chasing our pleasures and avoiding pain at all costs. However there is something to learn from pain and the feelings that accompany it. The experience itself is utmost important because it can teach us some very powerful lessons.
How did you get through the pain you experienced? Some people find ways to manage their grief and pain by turning to loved ones for support. Others may express it through a creative outlet or physical exercise. Everyone has a different way of coping and dealing with life problems. I personally retreat into my own world of writing and creativity for a while to heal and process. We all approach pain differently but ultimately what can we learn from it?
What did you learn from your experience of deep pain? Did you approach your life differently or have a great epiphany? Perhaps the lesson was simple like smiling more or taking more chances. Whatever it was that you learned, did it help you grow into becoming a better version of your self, your highest self?
Currently, I am going through some deep pain dealing with some bad news about a close family member. One of the things that I am learning from the experience and pain is realizing what truly matters to me but also how I want my life story to be told when I pass. This realization is creating a sense of clarity into how I want my story to be told and what my next chapter will be about. I want to make an impact in this world, help others and truly live up to my potential. Without this experience perhaps I would still be questioning and soul-searching for the right answers. Pain may not be our best friend but in the end it may be helping us more than we know. If this is you, allow yourself to experience it, learn from it and take the best life lesson you can from it and grow into your highest self.