Have you noticed that some of the most compassionate, understanding, modest, and intuitive people seem to be those who have suffered, been oppressed, or are in constant search for life’s ultimate meaning? I have and I find that it is an interesting phenomenon. As stated in a previous article, it was not until rain and “dark-valleys” appeared in my life that I grew and could see my potential.
Pain gets our attention, refocuses our purpose, and breaks the human will to compete or be better than others and rise to the top to the exclusion of others. It adds character to some people, while with other people they may become bitter and angry with the world.
Once we begin to understand the personal qualities, rewards, and potential benefits to pain and suffering, we can begin to reject bitterness and anger in favor of a growth experience designed to change, re-structure, and transform our mindset, behavior, life, and purpose.
For families and caregivers caring for loved ones, it is important that you learn to redefine your experience and to see hope in all the pain and suffering. It is very difficult to do this, but once the pain subsides to a level where you can reflect, you will be able to see where you have grown, what you have learned, and what you can possibly give to others.
Here is a list of reasons why we are better after pain and suffering:
Each time I experience a set back, disappointment, or hurtful life event I find myself more intuitive than before. After all the “why” questions, I can then begin to accept it and move on. Something happens and I begin to reach out to others without strict barriers. You can experience this too.
The next time you walk by someone who is homeless or see someone suffering and in pain, just consider the fact that these may be people who have wonderful talents, qualities, skills, and charm. When you walk by or see someone who is down on their luck, just remember that this could be you or someone you love too. Use your pain to become compassionate to others.
All the best to you
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Last reviewed: 26 Nov 2013