Saturday, June 5, 2010

Dealing with Hurt

Hurt is a strange thing. It's one of those emotions that you wish you never ever had to experience, but somehow in the end makes you stronger anyway.

Ow, this pan is hot. That hurt, I won't grab it again.
I stabbed myself with this needle, it hurt. I'll use a thimble next time.
Hmm, making that presentation without preparing was embarrassing, it hurt my ego. I'll study next time.
Loving that person didn't work out. It hurt. I'll stop loving..... ??

See, it doesn't always work, does it. No it doesn't. Nothing in life is clearly cut and dry. Nothing in life is truly black and white.

A truly difficult place to be in, is one where you want to ease the hurt when you know there isn't a solve, or a band-aid, or even a magic kiss that can make it better. Only time and bravery. Time to heal the wound, and bravery to open oneself up again.


fatgirl_vs_world said...

I like the Buddhist philosophy that all emotions deserve a place and some consideration. Hold it a little, nurture it a little, and hopefully it will no longer feel the need to hang around.

Crystal said...

I like this philosophy too. I generally find it to be true. Even emotions we don't want to feel teach us something in the end. Of course, you're also talking to the girl who doesn't believe in coincidence, and I truly do believe it will turn out all right in the end. So your mileage may vary. ;)

Sandi said...


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