"If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives."
— Lemony Snicket (via phytos)
(Source: blue-voids, via lelephantsnail)
Some people feel pain in their hearts, others their mind, and even others who feel pain in their soul. Usually this pain is emotional and can eventually be overcome. For others this pain becomes emotional, intellectual, social, and sometimes even physical. I would have to say that this pain can truly be felt when tragedy strikes. What makes a tragedy? A tragedy is the failure of a well reasoned and thought out plan. Whether that plan is to hold someone you feel is close to you and they don’t share the same feeling or the tragedy maybe the idea of life expectancy and death wrenching vitality early.
No matter the tragedy there will be pain and a sense of loss. The concept of grief. Grieving what we once held dear or the loss of something close to our hearts. The question that we ourselves is, “What now?” The typical answer most people give us is “Move on.” Moving on is a rough word combo wrapped up in the rich sentiment of caring. Moving on implies that the pain will eventually end once you accept and leave the pain behind. Sounds simple yet pain is associated with a wound. A wound takes time to heal. Maybe the wound is a slight cut and will heal in a day or maybe the wound is deeper and requires the help of a surgeon. In either case you are left with the need to find the cure.
The cure to most people is intolerable and unsuccessful if not hard to come by. As with many things in life however the cure is right in front of our eyes and taught to us since we our young. Treat others as you would like to be treated. Love your neighbor as yourself. Either concept tells us to think before we speak or act. Humans are as instinctual as we are intellectual. We make decisions based on our experiences and impulses as much as we do with sound reasoning.
Therefore can’t we alleviate pain or cure pain?
"Accept what you can not change, change what you can not accept."
— (via livingequalslife)