Here I am sitting, sipping my coffee and thinking that I have the perfect subject to write about yet thoughts drifts and I can’t help but to people watch and to be inspired by each one,
Listening to Arabian Poet, Nizar Qabbani, in the Background with his words “A Human without pain is a memory of a human”
each one walking in front of me is carrying a life story, full of pleasures and pains,
yet, there is not one, not even just one without memories or pains they are hiding. each one is fighting some battle. Mostly it is the battle of our own thoughts, of the reality we create, of the moments we choose and the memories we indulge on.
Pain is inevitable, but we are Human, it is part of our existence. it is part of our journey on this earth, to unveil the truth hidden behind our pains.
it accompanies us in many ways yet its a taboo subject to talk about.
How do we define pain?
In fitness terms: The “no pain/no gain” idea which enforces pain in a sad way which correlates fitness to pain? how is that even possible?
In Yogic Terms: we are taught to say (if you are in pain, stop) to practice ahimsa (non harm)
I do believe in practicing ahimsa, yet I don’t believe “stop” is the right word for me at least.
I do believe in continuing with loving compassion, to find the most comfortable way to keep going, to listen to your own self. the most important thing is loving yourself in the process, to continue showing up for yourself even when it hurts physically or emotionally.
In Medical Terms: The 1 to 10 approach in order to Numb the pain and to sell, sell and sell which is what the medical industry is based on. Pain is so much more to be defined by the one to ten approach to support the trillion dollars healthcare industry.
It never really occurred to me, why our society try to numb, ignore or even avoid that feeling.
Pain is a feeling that enrich our life experience, it transforms us to something new, exposes us to who we really are.
Pain can only enrich our life experience when we acknowledge it, when we address it with love rather than Hate.
I refuse to surrender to these dogmatic thoughts
My pain is my joy to explore, to love, to search and unite with my soul
A quote by Rumi which highly resonated with me and the subject of pain
“I said: what about my eyes?
He said: Keep them on the road.
I said: What about my passion?
He said: Keep it burning.
I said: What about my heart?
He said: Tell me what you hold inside it?
I said: Pain and sorrow.
He said: Stay with it. The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
to stay with our pain, is such a beautiful thing
is to nourish the heart/soul till it heals
is to love to give love even when it hurts
each day we are confronted with the choice to love or to build walls?
to surrender or to prevent pain?
yet we don’t even know what we are preventing,
are we just conditioned to build walls through our past experiences or through our society?
to experience beauty of living is to experience through it all
through the joy, through the sorrow, that is to experience life
The idea of vulnerability, and the idea of pain correlates in an uncoditined manner to me
how do we remain vulnerable but protect ourselves from pain? it is unrealistic cause, unachievable manner, maybe undoable even
so remain vulnerable, surrender to the experience, surrender to loving
I refuse to surrender to numbing the pain
I refuse to surrender to being conditionally vulnerable
I accept the joys of vulnerability
I accept whatever comes along with it
so give love, unconditional love,
surrender to the joy of the unknown
I share with you a Ted Talk was shared with me by a beautiful soul sister whom I’m thankful for more than words could say
also photo taken from graffiti in street of Barcelona 🙂