Pain

Pain is an impermanent state. One wallows in it, internalises it, learns all possible lessons and then gets on with the business of life.

juxtaposition
helps highlight what needs to be
chucked out or retained

What surprises is not the pain, but the response it elicits from others. Some insist on giving you more, some help you see the truth and some look so disappointed at my exit from a transition phase.

relationships change
-alignments impermanent
as much as joy or pain

The only threat I perceive in life is never to have known pain – and consequently never know trust, joy and care. Yet, celebrations of pain are a hyperbole, only to make it a little more bearable.


11 thoughts on “Pain

  1. ‘What surprises is not the pain, but the response it elicits from others.’ I have to agree here, Reena. I was discussing this very matter with someone earlier on today. I like your conclusion: pain is necessary for life, but not something to celebrate.

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