“You have to get hurt. That’s how you learn. The strongest people out there – the ones who laugh the hardest with a genuine smile, those are the people who have fought the toughest battles. Because they’ve decided they’re not going to let anything hold them down, they’re showing the world who’s the boss.” – Unknown
So many of us are afraid of ourselves, of our own truth, and our feelings most of all, we talk about how great the concepts of life and love are, but then we hide from both every day. We hide from our truest feelings.
We are taught at an early age that all pain is evil
and harmful. Yet, how can we ever deal with real life and true love if we’re afraid to feel what we really feel? We need to feel pain, just as we need to feel alive and loved. Pain is meant to wake us up. Yet we try to hide our pain.
Pain is something to carry willingly, just like good sense. Because you can only learn how strong you are when being strong is the only choice you have. It’s all in how you carry the things that don’t go your way. That’s what matters in the end.
Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you,
your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them,
and hide them, you’re letting the lies of insecurity destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel pain, to endure it, to own your scars, to deal with the realities of life and love, as you grow into the strongest, wisest, truest version of yourself.