“And yet, I found I could survive. I was alert, I felt the pain – the aching loss that radiated out from my chest, sending wracking waves of hurt through my limbs and head – but it was manageable. I could live through it. I didn’t feel like the pain had weakened over time, rather that I’d grown strong enough to bear it.”- Stephenie Meyer
Have you ever wondered, how much pain you could take, before you give up? I’ve asked myself this question a hundred times… and you know what I realized? That there isn’t such a limit! Only weak minded people, let hardships crush them! For the rest of us, pain could temporary slow us down, take us on the wrong path… but at the end we always come out THE WINNERS!
They say that time reduces the pain… I’ve felt shattering pain more than once and I could tell you that with time… betrayals, disappointments, unfulfilled dreams, the loss of a loved one, failure… they just don’t get easier to overcome! The emptiness they leave and the wounds they open, are always deep and painful. The difference is that you are the one getting stronger, wiser and you have a complete different point of view on life.
I think that a person is capable of getting rid of pain and suffering, just when he has suffered way too much… just when he is tired of waking up in the morning sodden in the bloody wounds of his heart, exhausted of the dark thoughts, that weigh like a burden…
I think that a person is capable of being strong, just when he is tired of being weak!
Life is just the same as a weightlifting practice. The weight is always the same… 100 pounds will always be a 100 pounds, but with time, will and effort, a 100 pounds will feel lighter, not because the weight changed, but because you got stronger!
Every failed try to lift the weight… is like every hit you take from life. If you give in to the weight, if you decide that you can’t, you give up and just walk away, you will always be weak! You will never realize the potential you have, how strong you could become!
It is the same with life… if you let the pain to take over your life, if you just let it control your fate, you will never find out how strong you are!
Ekhart Tolle, says that suffering is the only teacher and that it gradually eats the mentally projected imagination about itself. And that is where the key is hidden… the key to let go of the “coercion” to break down, together with things, which are breaking down in your life! Pain is caused by your own interpretation, not by the situation itself!
If you realize that each “tragedy” in your life is actually a road sign, which is gonna take you to a better place, where you will be surrounded with opportunities, which will help you live a wonderful, worthy, meaningful life…
If you realize, that each disappointment, each betrayal are just a lesson… from those boring, hard lessons… that you wish weren’t in the textbook, and respectively in your life… but later on you realize, that actually those were the lessons you needed the most…
If you realize that the faster you get up, among the debris of your shattered dreams, look around and see what’s left and in which direction you could keep on moving… the sooner you will find the strength to move ahead!
If you realize that pain is not scary and that sooner or later it goes away, nothing will have the power to break you down!
With every hit you take, you will become stronger, more worthy and more beautiful on the inside, because…“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
What do you think? Does the pain get weaker with time,or do we get stronger in order to bear it?
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