Pain is a part of life. Every one of us will experience or have to endure pain.
Minimizing pain requires knowledge, wisdom, action, and bandaids.
Alleviating pain requires living through it.
Eliminating pain requires no instances of infliction.
I think being pain-free only happens before and after we die.
Is our purpose in living only to just feel the least amount of pain?
Gage Walker – Unsplash
the world’s gone dark
this mental cushion
thoughts held close
all the noise
by this liquid insulation
can’t help you.
of my own. You take care while I take care.
Instantly life pirouettes from gratifying to suffering.
We stand defiantly watching as uncaring nature delivers its blows.
We hear words spoken carelessly influencing scarred individuals.
We suffer from the ravages of aging and illness.
We have enemies and lovers, intentionally or not, damage our hearts.
We ache as good friends with kind souls die and leave us.
We battle with inferior people foisting their rottenness unto us.
We deal with forceful, unpredictable accidents as they tragically disfigure futures.
We hope for respite.
We wonder when it will end.
But we know.
Pushed over the edge.
Waves of emotions coursing.
Tears flow unlocking the deep hurts.
Loud yells projected to match the pain.
Feelings challenged. Resolutions sought. This torture ends now.
Distancing from the anger, the fear and the abysmal. Letting it go.
Choosing peace, choosing harmony, choosing growth.
Deep relaxation and openness stage a presence.
Self-soothed in this self-connection.
You smiling bastard
Hard hit to the heart
Foreign reality now
Weight of lies broke me
Gazillion hurt pieces
Difficult to breathe
Difficult to live
Struggling to survive in pain
Dark for a long time
are my lessons.
Sentience is my total existence.
There will be an end to enduring suffering.
A permanent respite from all that is wrong with the world.
Love, becoming one.
Then pain. Two again.
**The image prompted a reliving of my personal moment
but click here for what inspired the artist to create this beautiful sculpture. Click here to see another perspective of the moving version.