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“If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible.”    ~Paulo Coelho

The pain of living!

At some point, you will come to realise that living the good life involves some amount of necessary pain, and that there are more flavours of pain than there is candy or teas combined…When I say the good life, I don’t mean a life where everything is perfect. I mean a life where you can finally control and shut out anything that doesn’t suits a purpose in your life.

There’s the little empty pain of leaving something behind ‒ graduating, taking the next step, walking out of a familiar, safe situation and into the excitement of the unknown. There’s the giant, whirling pain of life upsetting all of your big plans and expectations. There’s the little sharp pains of making a mistake, and the more obscure aches of success, when it doesn’t make you feel as good as you thought it would. There are the vicious, backstabbing pains of betrayal. The sweet little pains of finding others who are worthy of your time, giving them your love, and taking joy in their life as they grow and learn. There’s the steady pain of empathy that you sometimes shrug off so you can stand beside a wounded friend or lover and help them face their problems.

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And on the best of days, there are the subtle, tingling pains you feel throughout your body when you realise that you’re standing in a moment of sweet perfection, an instant of great achievement, or happiness, or laughter, which at the same time cannot possibly last ‒ and yet that moment will remain with you for the rest of your life.

I’ve experienced, all of these at some point in my life, and sure that I’ll have some more pain at some point in the future. They build character, they build strength……Everyone is down on pain, and when we experience it we usually say we’re having a bad day, because we forget something important about what we’re going through: Pain is for the living – for those of us who still have that privilege.

Only the dead don’t feel it, because their time has already been spent.

~Have a Terrific Tuesday and enjoy the pain of living…….

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