There are many different kinds of pain, emotional, physical, spiritual, etc. But what is pain?
Pain is a signal that is sent to our brains went we are hurt. Pain tells the body when it’s done to much. Pain tell the brain when we are emotionally drained.
How do we get rid of pain. There’s always the go to answer of time heals all wounds. But sometimes pain stops us in our tracks and we can’t wait for time to heal. We have to live! We have to take action onto our own hands.
First we have to get to the bottom of the pain. The reason we are having this pain. The root of the pain will tell us a lot.
Then we have to start our own healing process. Depending on the type of pain will determine the avenues you have to take to heal. For some it’s physical therapy, others maybe some counseling, maybe some time alone to think through your pain. The point is you have to find what works for you.
There is no cure all for all people. We did not come prepackaged in a box and we are not all the same. What works for one person may not work for the next. And so as I’ve learned you have to research, research, research! And then you have to try things and see if they fit your life and are helping your pain.
We have to know pain to know happiness, joy, goodness and what it’s like to live pain free. But you do not have to live in your pain.
If you have been to a doctor and they aren’t finding the cause of your pain then get a second opinion! You are your own advocate. You do not have to continue to suffer!
I have found traditional medicine wasn’t the right thing for my pain. After many years of physical pain that started affecting me emotionally I started seeing a naturalist and have never been more pain free. But that may not work for you so find what will.
This is not easy to do the research when you are in pain. Find a support group. Whether it’s family, friends, internet based, religious groups or whomever you find that is willing to help and care about you.
On those days when the pain is too much and you feel like it has enclosed you in a coffin of hurt and anger and suffering, you will have to fight with everything you have left to get out! Find those triggers that give you strength and write them down. Use them daily to strengthen you even more for when a bad day comes along. Also find the triggers that weaken you so you can stay away from them as much as possible.
Pain is a part of life, but it does not have to be your life!
You are more than just your pain!
You are a beautiful, strong, graceful, witty, kind, caring, handsome, selfless, giving, addition to this world. You are needed and wanted just the way you are!