Category: pain

When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.

Some people think that to be strong is to never feel pain. In reality the strongest people are the ones who feel it, understand it, accept and learn from it.

Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; but eventually it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hand inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past – the memories – and make peace with them.

Hardship often prepares ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

1. Realizing that you’ve lost them and can never have them back

2. Reliving the old memories and the fun times that you had

3. Pretending that you’re happy when you’re miserable and sad

4. Being obsessed with the wrong person who will never love you back

5. Regretting how you acted, or the careless things you said

6. Recognizing it’s your fault that things have turned out wrong

7. Being abandoned or rejected by your friends or family.

1. You can’t, or won’t, talk about it.

2. You’re constantly being hit by “those same old feelings.”

3. You can’t relax and be yourself with certain people from your past.

4. You’re attracted to partners who treat you negatively.

5. You over-react, and find it hard to calm down.

6. You have poor boundaries, and always feel you’re being used.

7. You’re always making poor decisions, and repeating old mistakes.

Time doesn’t heal anything, it just teaches you how to live with the pain.

Allow yourself to hope and believe again. Don’t allow the memories from the past to spoil the present, or rob you of a future.

I know it hurts right now but I promise you’ll be happy again.