Category: pain

1. Try to put into words exactly how you’re feeling. Is it the pain of rejection? Is it an overwhelming feeling of shame and self-loathing? Is it a sense of disbelief that you’ve been treated so cruelly by others? Is it a sense of utter desperation?

2. Try to find a way of expressing the pain. Sometimes we can tell the person who has hurt us– but often we feel that they won’t be responsive. If that is the case, find someone you can open up to. It’s really important that you have the chance to honestly express what you’re going through. If you feel there’s no-one you can talk to right now, then perhaps try journaling, or using some kind of art, like music or painting.

3. If the pain’s related to something that happened, admit that you can’t go back and change the past. You need to let it go and keep your eyes ahead. You are not defined by what happened to you, and you have what it takes to live a rich, rewarding life.

4. Related to this, forgive yourself and don’t hold on to regrets. Learn what you can – and then choose to move ahead. Don’t be a victim of your past, or other people.

5. Reconnect with who you were previously. Think of who you might have been if this had never happened. You can still be that person: they are still a part of you.

6. Focus on the things that bring you joy and happiness, and focus on those people who love care for you.

Long after the mind forgets the details, the heart remembers the feelings.

Be patient and tough. Someday this pain will be useful to you.

There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.

Don’t let life break you, no matter how hard it gets.

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.

At some point you just have to let go, and move on. Because no matter how painful it is, it’s the only way we grow.

Never underestimate the pain of a person because, in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Some people are just better at hiding it than others.

Just because you don’t understand someone else’s pain doesn’t mean it isn’t real.

Long after the mind forgets the details, the heart remembers the feelings.