An Old Woman Once Told Me

One thing I have learnt is that pain and downfalls is a good teacher. It teaches us to appreciate the very little in our lives , to enjoy and relish with the very people and experience(s) that edifies and molds us to become the better version of ourselves. It plunges you into a deep ocean of introspection where you re-evaluate your goals, priorities , and relationships all over again and you know what? I think that is very healthy to view pain as such, rather than the apocalyptical horse back rider of doom and destruction. I see pain as an old woman. Pain gives us much wisdom and in a way, I see it as maternal; always teaching us lessons and to bring us closer to our intimate self when we reflect profoundly on what matters the most. She has taught me kindness, gentleness, sweetness, forgiveness and even love. Yes, that old woman taught me these.

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.     

Khalil Gibran

14 thoughts on “An Old Woman Once Told Me

  1. When the night gets dark
    And the clouds make  a lightening spark ,
    Water would nourish us with rain ,
    to bring joy and transcend the pain ,
    All would happen for us to  gain ,
    God help us   rebalance  again ,

    With divine spirit , we remain 
    Guidance and love , we restore and retain .

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  2. Through both joy and pain ,
    We transcend grow and gain…
    Never say that life has ended in vain  ,
    All that God sends is a blissful rain ,
    Dark clouds water the trees and roses ,
    So spirit of God would forever remain ,
    To restore life and peacefully sustain ,
    After stormy weather , in faith , remain ,
    that the blue sky would brightly the sun contain , …

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  3. I appreciate your view on pain. Not many people see it as something that can be learned from, that it won’t last, and that experiencing it is not weakness. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking an article! I am looking forward to more of your writings.

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