"Pain demands to be felt." - The Fault in our Stars
Everyone feels pain. Since the fall of mankind we have been battling with pain; physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Everyone's pain wants to be the center of attention. Why do you think Twitter rants exist? or anger that is invisible on the inside forces itself out through tears and shouts? Pain demands to be felt. While pain is a necessary part of life, I contend that we give it too much power. Anything that demands something from us without giving anything in return is by definition a parasite. Pain sucks all of our energy without thinking twice about the frail entity it leaves behind groveling for relief. Why do we allow pain to have it's way with us?
I am guilty of allowing my pain to smother and leave me broken. I am guilty of allowing my pain to demand from me. I would be lying if I said that in 2018 I would no longer allow my pain to dictate my actions and thoughts. I acknowledge that pain is powerful. However, I also acknowledge that in 2018 I will feel my pain and deal with it properly. I will no longer allow my pain to operate haphazardly. Pain demands to be felt but I demand control physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.