February 7, 2007
With each breath, give me the strength to bear my pain, and don’t let it cause me to close my mind or heart.
People deal with physical pain in a variety of ways, ignoring it, lamenting it, cursing it, sedating it. Whatever our method, the fact remains that physical pain takes a great deal of our energy. When we are hurting, we simply cannot do some of the things that we once did.
Pain, however, is also our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong; it is a mode of communication to us. So we must not ignore it completely, as even the harshest of communications can still have meaning for us if we strive to have open minds and hearts.
An hour of pain is as long as a day of pleasure.
– English proverb –