“Broken bits of me assemble
in a new design
A testament of endurance,
of strength that’s truly mine”
Scars into Stars: The Transformative Power of Pain
Pain, the uninvited guest, often shows up at our doorstep in the darkest hours, bringing with it a cascade of emotions, a tornado of despair. Its presence is unwelcome, its message is seemingly destructive. But within its harsh whispers, there lies hidden a sage’s wisdom, a teacher’s lesson.
Pain…. I want it to go away, yet I understand that pain, in its purest form, is not a malevolent enemy, but a mirror reflecting back to me parts of myself that need care and healing. It nudges me, pulls me, sometimes even drags me into the deepest recesses of my being. It forces me to confront my vulnerabilities, my fears, my past, my reality…
When pain’s knock echoes through the hallways of our existence, we have a choice. We can try to drown its calls in distractions, or we can bravely open the door, face it, let it in, sit with it, listen to it… And this is no easy task; it demands courage, resilience, patience. But in this daring act of embracing, in this profound acceptance, we have a chance to find the seeds of transformation.
The heartache that once felt unbearable starts to morph into strength within you; the grief that seemed everlasting becomes a wellspring of compassion. The shattered pieces of your soul start to form a mosaic of courage, wisdom, and love. You rise not despite your pain but because of it.
As we step into the light, unburdened yet stronger, we might even realize that pain wasn’t an adversary but an ally. It was the chisel that sculpted us, the fire that tempered us, the darkness that made us long for the light. In its stark reality, pain carves deep, yet it’s in these hollows that we often find our depth, our humanity, our true self.
And just like that, you move forward… forever changed, ever-growing. Pain has etched its story in your heart, but it is you who hold the pen. We carry with us not just the memory of our suffering, but the knowledge of our strength, the proof of our resilience, and the promise of new beginnings.
Life is a dance, they say, and pain is a step within. It is a heavy step, but one that shapes us in ways no joy ever could. So, I dance, weaving through my pain, spinning with my growth, twirling towards a destination unknown. With every beat, with every breath, I am more. I am alive. I am human.
When Pain Slinks In
(2018 © Julia Delaney)
Pure Pain, Raw and True
(2022 © Julia Delaney)
Be Alive 🌱
Love ❤️, Julia
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FROM MY HEART TO YOURS 💞
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