Pain is NOT a signal to suffer. It's a signal to GROW!
If you've been exposed to Zen at any level, or it's teachings as I have (I've studied it for years). You may have heard that "Pain is inevitable. But suffering is a choice." Pain is a natural part of physical life. It's NOT a signal to suffer, it's a signal to GROW.
Pain is potential weakness leaving the body. Like the sore muscles after a good hard workout.
Suffering on the other hand is THE RESISTANCE to pain. Be it, physical, emotional, mental or spiritual.
When your muscles are sore, they JUST ARE sore
You don't try to fight it if you're wise. You just accept it; and realize that you did something worthwhile the day or two previously.
You also know that given time, the pain will pass as it ALWAYS does.
If you bitch and moan and groan and complain about your sore muscles, it does NOTHING to solve the issue. It just makes you more miserable; and all those around you miserable as well.
You see, pain is the MOTHER of ALL growth.
That doesn't mean you have to LIKE this truth. I don't like it often either.
Most people in fantasy and romanticism don't like it AT ALL.
They RESIST it; and attempt to find the secret sauce that will make all pain go away.
Therefore they suffer.
I get it. But this lack of understanding ONLY makes it worse.
Your current pain today is calling you to grow. Whether it's financial, relational, mental, physical or spiritual.
Will you hear the call?
Will you grow?
Or will you resist and suffer?
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