Be Mindful of the Pain You Chose
John White shared this last week - Sept 14th based on the date I saved it to my desktop. It is funny, I can't remember what was happening on that day that was the impetus for me to find this so poignant that I wanted it front and center. But I see the little thumbnail each time my desktop is cleared of windows....and I do have a rather complex system of windows and tabs management that allows me to ponder on some buzzes for most of the day.
To me this primarily means that pain - mental pain - is not a particularly useful criteria. Pain abides ~ to mangle the quote from The Big Lebowski.
But it is also a pat on the back to be willing to chose the pain that comes from being who I am and doing what I feel called to do. That pain is useful because I know the why.
Studies are starting to show that as a redhead, I feel pain way more acutely. It is probably why I was able to learn quite young that being myself was far easier than trying to be part of a crowd.
And perhaps why I seem to be rather good at unsticking others....
I'd love to hear your thoughts, observations, and questions! Big shout out to