Recently, I have been thinking about pain.
The pain of the market is just one such example. Pain of the body, too. And while I have thought on this, I’ve concluded that pain yields to innovation.
“Let me explain; no, there’s too much. Let me sum up.” Inigo Montoya
There is multi-millenia of pain that our species has experienced, and for it we have become exceptionally capable overcoming pain:
- cold -> fire
- weather -> shelter
- hunger -> agriculture
- conflict -> weapons (empathy is a weapon, too)
These are only a few examples, there are many more.
And what of your pain? Do you shun it, ignore it, mask, bury or hide it?
Hone in on it. Feel it.
The source of your pain may yield wonders untold, undiscovered or unimaginable. But you must not turn your back; no, not on your pain.
To do so, to turn on your pain, is to turn on your self.
Face you pain, feel it, and grow.