We live in a world with pain; intense, distant pain of senseless tragedy and heartache. Pain so close it can eat at our soul. We long for safety. We hope for a place to rest.  

Pain in the deepest parts of ourselves. We all know it. We all manage it. Or deny it and run as fast as we can. Oh, the things we do with pain. 

Pain in those closest to you. Why do we trample over those we love?  We diminish their pain because we don’t know how to fix it. 

And most times we can’t fix their pain.  So we distance ourselves. 

Pain in the world. Overwhelming. We either crumble or close our eyes.  

So, I say to you:

            ~ Don’t walk alone.

            ~ Pay attention – Hear what pain is whispering to you.

            ~ Rest and Breathe – Sometimes it is too much.

            ~ Be gentle – Walk slowly and safely into pain. You are on sacred ground.

“Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.” ― Bob Dylan

“We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.” ― Marcel Proust


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