Pain, misery, does clarify. It causes the nonessential to slough off. You know, the stuff you leave behind when the zombies attack and you have to get on the move, like NOW. I have learned most things, in fact, are nonessential.
All tagged Chronic Pain
We will ebb and flow through hours and days and weeks and months and years over and over in a myriad of ways. Different ebbs will overlap various flows. We are always learning and growing and becoming. The expanding-contracting chaos will be unique for each of us but our same human condition connects us in that none of us are spared this cycle to Life. It is for us to decipher our needs and meaning and purpose. Sometimes there is no meaning, no definitions. Sometimes there is just some ‘next’ and that is okay.
"We should always remember--To themselves, no one is just another person."
Pain messes with acceptance. As do a lot of things. The most beautiful result of my pain and therapy journey has been the unabashed acceptance of myself. Today I can celebrate that. I struggled with this mightily, over decades.