Pain – What’s there to be passionate about? We all know pain, unfortunately. It’s a dark spot on your mind and heart. Many people grow passionate about what they’ve survived, and why shouldn’t they? A connection forms between people when they share their pain with another – to me that’s nothing but passion.
Here is my take on pain:
Everyone has an excuse for pain. There is no joy without sadness. No light without dark. What goes up must come down. They say pain is temporarily, it makes you stronger, it’s part of life, and so on.
Pain is a state of mind.
You may not agree or even remotely believe that, but at least part of me believes it’s true.
People have countless ways of adjusting their state of mind to deal with their suffering, misfortune, or adversity.
Wear red, the color of power, to help you believe in and exhibit your own power. The strong color is a symbol of strength, control, and authority. When left with feelings of powerlessness and insignificance we crave every ounce, every bit we can earn by tooth and nail in the struggle to regain our power and overcome our pain.
Tarot, horoscopes, even aromatherapy are ways to deal with pain. They address the pain of the unknown, mental strife, or physical hurt.
The last, my favorite, is ice. Sealing the name of a person, a problem, or an obstacle in the confines of a cold, hard, block of ice – in secret, with no harm to anything or anyone – is unusual, but as I’m told, fulfilling. The negativity and pain of whatever hurts, is stopped, sealed, stuck in a block of ice at the back of the freezer. It’s a symbolic act of freezing off that part of your mind. Whatever it is, its gone, locked away.
This all sounds kinda creepy, huh? I know. But as I said before, pain is a state of mind. And we control our minds.
If only it was that easy to control our pain!