Soulful Sundays: Pain

"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something." -TPB

Temporarily ignore any negative associations with the word 'pain' for one minute while you read this paragraph. Feel down to the very fiber of your soul, the fiery passion that is at the center of every human. The spirit of life that drives us forward. The will to create, to love, to belong, and to be powerful. Now ask yourself, how important is pain in forging and refining that human will? Struggle, frustration, and pain are what make the breakthroughs possible. They give depth to our character and make us more resilient. Pain is an essential ingredient to our humanity and doesn't need to be vilified wholesale.