Pain can be transformative.
My relationship to pain has evolved over time. I have clenched at it’s approach, resented it and ignored it, fought back at it, felt helpless towards it, I have put my shoulders back and chin up in it’s spite, and I have created a place separate from where it lives. I have learned to release it and to find forgiveness and healing, allowing a space for myself to heal and grow, yet still separate from it. Today, I learn to sit with it, to learn from it and know it before it leaves me. I thank it for holding beneath it, the Love. When there is more pain, it is because there is so much love running through it. I will acknowledge the heavy until it reveals the Light. When it is ready, not me. In that way, I evolve.