Pain is Inevitable. But Suffering is Optional

No matter who said it, it’s true.

“Pain is inevitable. But suffering is optional.” – Unknown Author

This life is full of hard things. We’ve known it since the first day of our lives and how we choose to deal with it is how we choose everything.

Pain will never leave us, but we don’t have to suffer. We don’t have to wallow in misery.

We have a choice when it comes to how we will relate to pain.

Do we dread it or accept it?
Do we fear it or do we acknowledge it?
Do we numb it with drugs, or distractions or face it with resolve?

This daily writing exercise is painful. Not by a lot, but it’s a pain I don’t have to endure. But the more I do it, the easier it will get. When I choose to accept that pain, I don’t take on misery.

Instead, I see the joy of things to come.

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