Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pain by Deepak Johnson

What is pain? Science describes it as an uncomfortable feeling that is unbearable to an individual. Of course they are talking about external or physical pain. The same cannot be said about the eternal pain in our very core.

Pain exists virtually in all things. It is like an angel, present when life begins and when life ends. Pain exists in different forms, it even exists in love. Our hearts literally bleed due to the very existence of pain, but we are oblivious as we have grown accustomed to it. But the real question ought to be weather pain is a good thing or a bad thing. To me, pain is an unbearable feeling of torture that serves to teach us or strengthen us, after all what doesn't kill us only makes us stronger. A basic example of this is when our muscles ache after a strenuous work, it is a sign that our muscles are becoming stronger. When an individual is victim to a traumatizing experience, the experience tends to become a poison that slowly destroys the individual from the inside. There are people who manage to defeat this poison and those who do emerge different, bolder and changed for the better, those who cannot become shadows of their former self, lifeless, broken and with little hope of return. Negative emotions like envy, pride, lust, greed, gluttony, wrath etc cause pain and pain exists only to serve us.

Pain instills in us the ability and conviction to do things differently, to shine brighter than any other star that shelters us. Pain makes us rise above ourselves and become the unbreakable and immovable sky itself. A world without pain is chaos and may be hell itself. Pain is like an abyss that you stare into but when it stares back at you, either you are devoured or you emerge empowered. Perhaps the end of the world that people are expecting is the beginning of a world of pain. Perhaps its is God's ultimate plan to end this flawed universe and create a new world as he sees fit. Ironic, the world began in pain and shall end in pain. Perhaps......

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