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Leaning into Pain

by D'Shan Berry 11 months ago in inspirational
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A seemingly paradoxical truth of faith

Leaning into Pain
Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash

To keep it from knocking you down,

You lean into a gale.

Pain must be leaned into, also,

Our sorrows to assail.

As uninstinctive as it is,

We must embrace our hurt,

Or we'll be stuck right where we are:

Powerless, floored, inert.

The resistance makes us stronger;

Can push us all to grow.

If you're not afraid of suffering,

You'll learn more than you know.

So, look on pain with gentle eyes —

Your teacher on this Sphere.

Lessons of Love it will teach you

If you give up your fear.


About the author

D'Shan Berry

I love words. I love art. I love Jesus.

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