Pain is an opportunity for honesty. I am now thankful when people wrong me. If their actions are motivated by their pain, they have now given me an honest look at the same hurts that I am feeling, and then I am able to love them in the same way I need to be loved.

It is true that sometimes we choose to hide our pain. What we can never hide is the fact that all of our hurts come from somewhere. We can hide the symptoms, but that only gives the source more time to bubble up.

So do I enjoy the pain? No.

But I look forward to the progress I’ll make.

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A good thing about pain

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