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“Make peace with the universe. Take joy in it. It will turn to gold. Resurrection will be now. Every moment, a new beauty.” Rumi

Motivation Monday: Make Peace with Pain

Motivation Monday: Make Peace with Pain


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MY WISH FOR YOU…
– Where there is pain, I wish you peace and mercy.
– Where there is self-doubting, I wish you a renewed confidence in your ability to work through it.
– Where there is tiredness, or exhaustion, I wish you understanding, patience, and renewed strength.
– Where there is fear, I wish you love, and courage. Unknown
There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life. There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine. O traveler, if you are in search of that, don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek that. … We are the mirror as well as the face in it. We are tasting the taste this minute of eternity. We are pain and what cures pain both. Rumi

What causes you much pain? Have you tried to make peace with the pain? While some measure pain in degrees, I believe pain is pain… We experience it for different reasons and some of us are adept at finding ways to heal and move on, while others can’t seem to push past the grief and the pain. Sadly, when we don’t let go of our pain, when we are parked in pain, it festers and creates rage, restlessness and eventually illness. Pain can be used in a productive way if we commit to shifting the negative energy into work that helps us heal. It is important for us to take the initiative and follow the path to healing. Instead of parking our memories in painful episodes, we need to find peace in our pain and process it by taking actions that will propel us forward into a healthier space where we can begin to heal. Un-park and unpack the pain.  Look at it squarely through an unfiltered lens. Process the pain with care and make peace with the pain. Surrender its stronghold on your emotions. You can do this.

Pain – Poem by Khalil Gibran

And a woman spoke, saying, ‘Tell us of Pain.’
And he said:
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.

 

“Every need brings what’s needed. Pain bears its cure like a child. Having nothing produces provisions. Ask a difficult question, and the marvelous answer appears.” Rumi

Motivation Monday: Make Peace with Pain

Motivation Monday: Make Peace with Pain

Whatever happens to you, don’t fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can’t see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path… Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want. Rumi
Peaceful is the one who’s not concerned with having more or less. Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself. Rumi
Don’t worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? Rumi

What can we do to help the healing process? For starters, so many of us allow our painful memories to become crutches we carry around with us. Get rid of the crutches. Stop leaning on the pain for strength , turn your attention to the good in your life and other choices that can motivate you to heal. Turn within, offer the pain to the source of all and reflect on the things that give you joy. Have faith in your growth and take even small steps daily. Trust the Creator and the bountiful opportunities for healing that manifest once you start saying YES. Shift gears in a focused and positive way by moving forward with your life and doing the inner work to help you find your footing again. When we make new promises to ourselves, we don’t stay parked in the graveyard of old hurts. We take faithful steps and action and we trust that each new day will bring comfort that takes the edge off. If you’ve ever lived with debilitating pain, you’d understand the relief that comes from taking even the edge off. Go to that place and stay awhile… You are welcome there.

Peace Xviii – Poem by Khalil Gibran

The tempest calmed after bending the branches of the trees and leaning heavily upon the grain in the field. The stars appeared as broken remnants of lightning, but now silence prevailed over all, as if Nature’s war had never been fought.

At that hour a young woman entered her chamber and knelt by her bed sobbing bitterly. Her heart flamed with agony but she could finally open her lips and say, “Oh Lord, bring him home safely to me. I have exhausted my tears and can offer no more, oh Lord, full of love and mercy. My patience is drained and calamity is seeking possession of my heart. Save him, oh Lord, from the iron paws of War; deliver him from such unmerciful Death, for he is weak, governed by the strong. Oh Lord, save my beloved, who is Thine own son, from the foe, who is Thy foe. Keep him from the forced pathway to Death’s door; let him see me, or come and take me to him.”

Quietly a young man entered. His head was wrapped in bandage soaked with escaping life.

He approached he with a greeting of tears and laughter, then took her hand and placed against it his flaming lips. And with a voice with bespoke past sorrow, and joy of union, and uncertainty of her reaction, he said, “Fear me not, for I am the object of your plea. Be glad, for Peace has carried me back safely to you, and humanity has restored what greed essayed to take from us. Be not sad, but smile, my beloved. Do not express bewilderment, for Love has power that dispels Death; charm that conquers the enemy. I am your one. Think me not a specter emerging from the House of Death to visit your Home of Beauty.

“Do not be frightened, for I am now Truth, spared from swords and fire to reveal to the people the triumph of Love over War. I am Word uttering introduction to the play of happiness and peace.”

Then the young man became speechless and his tears spoke the language of the heart; and the angels of Joy hovered about that dwelling, and the two hearts restored the singleness which had been taken from them.

At dawn the two stood in the middle of the field contemplating the beauty of Nature injured by the tempest. After a deep and comforting silence, the soldier said to his sweetheart, “Look at the Darkness, giving birth to the Sun.”

 

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“Love is the cure, for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain until your eyes constantly exhale love as effortlessly as your body yields its scent.” Rumi

Motivation Monday: Make Peace with Pain

Motivation Monday: Make Peace with Pain

Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad. Rumi
Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free. Rumi
Don’t be sad! Because God sends hope in the most desperate moments. Don’t forget, the heaviest rain comes out of the darkest clouds. Rumi
You suppose you are the trouble, but you are the cure. You suppose that you are the lock on the door, but you are the key that opens it. Rumi

 

Why is letting go important to healing our pain? Khalil Gibran and Rumi are two ecstatic and visionary poets who speak about the human condition in ways that resonate deeply in my spirit. They use poetry and prose as prayer, and touch those innermost places that we sometimes hide from ourselves. Pain is a powerful motivator and if used with compassion and a spirit of forgiveness and surrender, it can bring tremendous healing to both the individual and the community. Some of us live with constant physical pain from accidents or old emotional wounds, we can soften the edges through gentle self-care and reflection.  Be patient and careful to weigh the length of time you have suffered and know that healing is a process and the promise you make to yourself to break through the boundaries of pain will bear fruit for you. There is an internal gauge and a witness to that gauge who prompts us on and supports our efforts on this planet. You have it, I have it, and we all do … some call it agape = Love. Tap into that space of sacredness, let go of old wounds, and begin the rebirth of your beautiful self.  As Rumi suggests, “Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.”

 

Peace Contagious Khalil Gibran

One branch in bloom said to his neighbouring branch, “This is a dull and empty day.” And the other branch answered, “It is indeed empty and dull.” At that moment a sparrow alighted on one of the branches, and the another sparrow, nearby.

And one of the sparrows chirped and said, “My mate has left me.”

And the other sparrow cried, “My mate has also gone, and she will not return. And what care I?

Then the two birds began to twitter and scold, and soon they were fighting and making harsh noise upon the air. All of a sudden two other sparrows came sailing from the sky, and they sat quietly beside the restless two. And there was calm, and there was peace.

Then the four flew away together in pairs.

And the first branch said to his neighbouring branch, “That was a mighty zig-zag of sound.”

And the other branch answered, “Call it what you will, it is now both peaceful and spacious. And if the upper air makes peace it seems to me that those who dwell in the lower might make peace also. Will you not wave in the wind a little nearer to me?”

And the first branch said, “Oh, perchance, for peace’ sake, ere the Spring is over.”

And then he waved himself with the strong wind to embrace her.

 

Prayer Xxiii – Poem by Khalil Gibran

Then a priestess said, “Speak to us of Prayer.”

And he answered, saying:

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.

For what is prayer but the expansion of yourself into the living ether?

And if it is for your comfort to pour your darkness into space, it is also for your delight to pour forth the dawning of your heart.

And if you cannot but weep when your soul summons you to prayer, she should spur you again and yet again, though weeping, until you shall come laughing.

When you pray you rise to meet in the air those who are praying at that very hour, and whom save in prayer you may not meet.

Therefore let your visit to that temple invisible be for naught but ecstasy and sweet communion.

For if you should enter the temple for no other purpose than asking you shall not receive.

And if you should enter into it to humble yourself you shall not be lifted:

Or even if you should enter into it to beg for the good of others you shall not be heard.

It is enough that you enter the temple invisible.

I cannot teach you how to pray in words.

God listens not to your words save when He Himself utters them through your lips.

And I cannot teach you the prayer of the seas and the forests and the mountains.

But you who are born of the mountains and the forests and the seas can find their prayer in your heart,

And if you but listen in the stillness of the night you shall hear them saying in silence,

“Our God, who art our winged self, it is thy will in us that willeth.

It is thy desire in us that desireth.

It is thy urge in us that would turn our nights, which are thine, into days which are thine also.

We cannot ask thee for aught, for thou knowest our needs before they are born in us:

Thou art our need; and in giving us more of thyself thou givest us all.”

 

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159 Comments leave one →
  1. kumamonjeng permalink
    09/10/2018 2:20 am

    I love your healing process, get rid of the crutches and stop leaning on the pain and rather focus what is good to our life. Sometimes pain can make us grow, just like a workout training, after the training, we feel pain in our muscle but that is actually good thing happen as our muscle as it will grow to become stronger.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/10/2018 11:19 pm

      Yes there is an upside to everything…

  2. Deserted_Queen permalink
    09/10/2018 4:51 am

    After reading this all I will say is, Enjoy your memories. Clean up your mistakes. And then, as you go through the Beautiful Present, consciously create THIS DAY as a gift of love and service to all you meet.

  3. Alexandra permalink
    09/10/2018 5:17 am

    Very true – if we hold onto the pain, in many ways we are making it worse. I need to learn to let go. This post has inspired me to do so – thank you.

  4. Vanessa Halot Marques permalink
    09/10/2018 6:07 am

    I always love your motivation monday posts ! Thank you for sharing this with us! I’m pretty sure it helps a lot of people ! 🙂

  5. Megan permalink
    09/10/2018 6:10 am

    Thank you, I needed this today. Both meaningful quotes and beautiful photos.

  6. Taryn permalink
    09/10/2018 7:30 am

    Great message for the week. What I took from it is don’t park in pain; learn to heal and move on. I think that message is so valid, because living in the past robs you from the present.

  7. Yeah Lifestyle permalink
    09/10/2018 7:52 am

    It can be so difficult to let go of pain but we inevitably have to, else we will carry it with us forever and continually suffer. I always try to make peace with pain now.

  8. moderatemum permalink
    09/10/2018 11:09 am

    I want to release my pain but I don’t have a clear idea of how to go about it. Also I don’t want to be giving it to someone else.

  9. Wendy Polisi permalink
    09/10/2018 11:18 am

    The quicker we learn this, the quicker we learn how necessary pain is for life. This is and awesome post.

  10. Zoe permalink
    09/10/2018 11:41 am

    A very beautiful poem x

  11. Healy Eats Real permalink
    09/10/2018 11:49 am

    It can be so challenging to move though pain without trying to numb it, but it is such an important life lesson!

  12. Ale permalink
    09/10/2018 11:52 am

    Love this post. The poem is so strong but beautiful in such a perfect way.

  13. DrKLeeBanks permalink
    09/10/2018 11:53 am

    Thought provoking. It is sometimes necessary to just live with pain – physical, mental, emotional – realizing that it is just part of who we are, part of our story, and perhaps even part of what builds character in us. Doesn’t mean it’s fun or easy, but sometimes it is what it is.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/10/2018 11:18 pm

      That acceptance is the peace we need to make with it..true

  14. Nicole Anderson permalink
    09/10/2018 12:03 pm

    Although terrible at the time, pain is a necessary part of our lives. It helps us experience joy all the more and is a process we need to go through in order to properly heal and set us up for what is to come.

  15. Christina permalink
    09/10/2018 12:16 pm

    So. Much. Yes. Making peace with pain means to surrender and let love. Thank you for this message.

  16. Christa permalink
    09/10/2018 2:16 pm

    I read Rumi often and am constantly amazed at how much I can find each time. Every moment a new beauty. That’s just powerful.

  17. Amanda Yorton permalink
    09/10/2018 5:24 pm

    This is a great motivational post. I have been feeling pain lately and this has helped so much!

  18. Jasmine - LoveLifeLaughMotherhood permalink
    09/10/2018 5:32 pm

    i love the quotes used here. I think peace with others is the first step towards peace within yourself.

  19. Fatima D Torres permalink
    09/10/2018 6:19 pm

    I like how the poem points out how most of the pain is self-chosen. Not a lot of people will admit to these choices, but they’ve been made by us.

  20. angel permalink
    09/10/2018 6:37 pm

    we’ve all experienced pain and i’ve had my own fair share when i was in my teens. i was betrayed by the person i loved most at that time and it was hard. it took me years to finally have peace and forgive. bad memories might not be forgotten, but the lessons we learn from them will truly help us later in life. I might not be the same person i am now have i not experienced pain before. pain only makes us stronger and when we learn to accept and make peace with pain, they we could truly and genuinely be happy.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/10/2018 11:17 pm

      I completely believe that to be true.

  21. mrhappywork permalink
    09/10/2018 6:46 pm

    Inspiring poems that pain is Ok to have sometimes.

  22. ynavaleria permalink
    09/10/2018 6:49 pm

    There’s always pain in beauty. It’s important to acknowledge that there is pain in order to find and realize happiness. There’s always hope and it pays to hold on to positive thoughts.

  23. Geraline Batarra permalink
    09/10/2018 6:55 pm

    I do experience this before when someone hurt me so badly and for the sake of peace of mind I accepted her apology and give my forgiveness.

  24. Sydney | A World in Reach permalink
    09/10/2018 7:18 pm

    This is such great advice. No one likes going through painful times but making peace with it can help you get through.

  25. Stacey permalink
    09/10/2018 8:04 pm

    Peace and calm. We could all use a bit more to set the universe bavk in a positive direction.

  26. Kiwi permalink
    09/10/2018 9:22 pm

    I think I am making peace with most of my pain but its being done in layers. I am still a work in progress but I am getting there bit by bit.

  27. acraftymix permalink
    09/10/2018 9:50 pm

    Isn’t it just amazing how some poets can describe something like pain in such an incredible way with so few words. That line “Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding” – just wow. I think I’m going to get that printed and framed.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/10/2018 11:16 pm

      Go for it. He is a favorite of mine.

  28. Kate permalink
    09/10/2018 10:48 pm

    These poems really gave me motivation for the day. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Lyosha Varezhkina (@lyoshathegirl) permalink
    09/10/2018 11:18 pm

    I am used to physical pain, I lived with chronic pain for years until new doctor didn’t find a way to reduce it at first and after completely eliminate it. But physical pain is nothing comparing to mental, that’s for sure.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/10/2018 11:15 pm

      I feel your pain…I share your pain… I surrender our shared pain.<3

  30. Papa Jack permalink
    09/10/2018 11:50 pm

    Peace is the very core of focus that we can have everyday. Thanks for inspiring us.

  31. maartjevansandwijk permalink
    10/10/2018 12:56 am

    I love these poems you post 🙂 Where do you find them?

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/10/2018 11:14 pm

      Everywhere; my collection,the internet, at work… <3

  32. Nidhi Fouzdar permalink
    10/10/2018 2:07 am

    I think it is always better to be happy with the pain rather thinking about it. Things gets worsen if we think for it for a long time we should sometimes let go off things which is causing us pain and be in peace.

  33. Geraline Batarra permalink
    10/10/2018 3:00 am

    Pain is always part of our lives so no matter how you try to avoid it you will still experience it. Pain gives you hardship but it also give you a lesson to be strong and to grow.

  34. Joanna permalink
    10/10/2018 3:00 am

    Healing the soul is a very time consuming process. You can’t hurry it up, you need to take small steps to become you again, to start trusting again and to start having courage again.

  35. Flyingkids permalink
    10/10/2018 3:35 am

    Pain is one of the loveliest and most unwanted words that ever existed. This is such a beautiful and inspirational post. Your thoughts are really nice. Thanks for this great and motivational share 🙂

  36. Danielle permalink
    10/10/2018 3:35 am

    Beautiful and inspiring.

  37. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    10/10/2018 4:40 am

    Pain always gives you a lot of hardship but forgiveness always gives you a peaceful heart and mind.

  38. lexafish permalink
    10/10/2018 4:43 am

    Peace IS contagious! I love that one particularly because I know it to be true myself! Certain places or people can instantly make you calmer and feel more peaceful. Thank you for posting!

  39. Kristi Ann permalink
    10/10/2018 4:51 am

    This is just the inspiration I needed today. Make peace with the present moment.

  40. Renee M. Lamb, LLC permalink
    10/10/2018 5:01 am

    Great post. I love Khalil Gibran. My mother introduced me to his poetry as an teenager. That is how she taught me to do public speaking, by reading his works. To use my voice as an instrument to share the story. This post about dealing with pain is very necessary in general and especially as an entrepreneur. It gave me hope, happiness and the strength to go at it again another day. Thank you for this.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/10/2018 11:13 pm

      Thank you too! I’m inspired by the feedback I get from everyone…<3

  41. Megan permalink
    10/10/2018 5:22 am

    Thank you for sharing… it’s hard sometimes to find a way to move forward from painful experiences and loss.

  42. marjiemare permalink
    10/10/2018 5:27 am

    This is such a beautiful post. I also think the first step is accepting that pain is a natural part of our lives. As you stated, we can grow from it.

  43. Puneet Malik permalink
    10/10/2018 6:20 am

    Pain is inevitable, however posts like yours makes it a bit easy to handle it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  44. healthyfitcouple.com permalink
    10/10/2018 6:33 am

    Beautiful post, it hit home too! Sometimes we do lean on the pain for strength instead of just letting go of the pain so that we may heal and become a better person.

  45. Melissa Sanchez permalink
    10/10/2018 7:08 am

    What a great post. You know this week has been up a hill without a paddle for me, suffering some pain from bells Palsy – but i can tell you, that as i was laying on the acupuncturist table, all i could think of was how grateful i was to feel pain, because it meant that I was still alive.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/10/2018 11:12 pm

      Ha… the great equalizer! Gratitude is a powerful concept.

  46. Christie Moeller permalink
    10/10/2018 8:03 am

    These poems are so beautiful and moving. Lovely words to bring comfort.

  47. Caroline Brandt permalink
    10/10/2018 8:05 am

    I have always believed that love is the cure for pain. It’s important to remember everyone could use a little love in their lives. -Tonya Morris

  48. Daphne D Adams permalink
    10/10/2018 9:31 am

    Pain is in the eye of the beholder. What may be painful for me, may not be painful for others.

  49. rhian westbury permalink
    10/10/2018 9:43 am

    You’re right that you should make peace with pain. Everything that you survive can make you stronger x

  50. Shannon Gurnee permalink
    10/10/2018 10:26 am

    These are definitely some inspiring passages. Thank you for sharing these.

  51. Mosaics Lab permalink
    10/10/2018 11:23 am

    Love your post…Khalil Gibran is one of my fav writers, I read all his books a few times…

  52. Sara Welch permalink
    10/10/2018 12:26 pm

    There are a lot of lessons in this post. Through pain we experience massive growth.

  53. Vanessa Delia permalink
    10/10/2018 12:27 pm

    This is some real advice right here. It is important to understand pain.

  54. Nati permalink
    10/10/2018 1:09 pm

    This is so wisely written! I deal with chronic physical pain, which is another kind of pain, but I have come to the conclusion you also need to make peace with physical pain to live happily.

  55. Coombe Mill permalink
    10/10/2018 2:02 pm

    What a powerful message. Pain is so hard to come to terms with, especially if it isn’t temporary. Making peace with pain is the only real answer.

  56. Lakesha permalink
    10/10/2018 2:13 pm

    I truly believe you have to make peace with pain. If you don’t, it will ruin all of your relationships. I was having a discussion with coworkers today about this. We all experience pain and most of it starts as a child. We must move on from it in order to have productive lives. God says casts your cares upon Him for He cares for us. If we do this, He can heal all of the pain.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/10/2018 11:10 pm

      Indeed it colors everything… agreed

  57. Cassie Mac permalink
    10/10/2018 2:21 pm

    I believe my pain comes from guilt, in a way. It’s like i feel guilty because of decisions I’ve made and my body just experience pain from the negative appeal.

  58. GiGi Eats Celebrities permalink
    10/10/2018 3:57 pm

    I make peace with all things from the past whether it be pain or not. I don’t hold grudges. They only cause MORE pain.

  59. terristeffes permalink
    10/10/2018 4:46 pm

    I like the “pain is the breaking of your shell enclosing your understanding” I like the imagery of that and it helps me visualize being free of pain.

  60. Lisa fucci permalink
    10/10/2018 5:23 pm

    Thank you for sharing. Pain is awful. Motivation to get through it is important.

  61. Joshua permalink
    10/10/2018 8:03 pm

    I can relate to this post because I have had unbearable pain within my life. For some its good to know that they are not alone and that the pain can be understood by others.

  62. amayszingblogs permalink
    10/10/2018 9:34 pm

    This is really inspiring to read motivational. I’ve been through a lot of pain and I pray to god that to give me a lot of strength and heal my pain! love your post!

  63. Akamatra permalink
    10/10/2018 10:16 pm

    People say that if you treat pain with respect and acknowledge it, it goes away. Or at least you learn to live with it. I am trying to live with mine.

  64. Travel with Karla permalink
    10/10/2018 11:22 pm

    Another motivational blog post! I totally agree that love is the cure for our pains. Time can heal but negative things can be overcome by love!

  65. maartjevansandwijk permalink
    11/10/2018 12:55 am

    Never heard that song by Miguel before but it’s really good! 🙂

  66. Catherine Santiago Jose permalink
    11/10/2018 1:07 am

    Pain is always part of people’s life and I learned that love and forgiveness are the way to ease and even take a away your pain.

  67. Yeah Lifestyle permalink
    11/10/2018 4:23 am

    Making peace with pain can be difficult but it is surely worth it overall – otherwise you will forever be dwelling on the past.

  68. Erica Ardali (@EricaEverAfter) permalink
    11/10/2018 4:58 am

    Your blog post are like the best shot in the arm I need to get though the day.,

  69. kumamonjeng permalink
    11/10/2018 6:07 am

    You have helped me to realise pain that happen in our life, acknowledge them and finding ways to heal and move on. I agree we should let go and be a free person.

  70. Melanie Sparks permalink
    11/10/2018 6:15 am

    This is such a motivational post! I love the poems.

  71. Corina permalink
    11/10/2018 6:18 am

    Poem about pain really good and true. I totally agree with it. Its really amazing.
    xo Corina

  72. Sue-Tanya McHorgh permalink
    11/10/2018 7:25 am

    Another great post. I love what you said about making peace with pain. God bless you.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/10/2018 11:06 pm

      Amen to that and likewise. <3

  73. sincerelymissj permalink
    11/10/2018 8:21 am

    The poem is beautiful and I think a lot of people could really learn so much from your post. In order to heal we must understand.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      11/10/2018 1:36 pm

      Beautiful…. Indeed. Yes

  74. gemma redford permalink
    11/10/2018 8:57 am

    Great post, thanks for sharing, very motivational!

  75. Nandita permalink
    11/10/2018 11:17 am

    My take on pain – Physical pain helps us become aware of anything that might harm our body. Emotional pain brings out our inner strength & capacity of resilience.
    – Nandita

  76. lexieanimetravel permalink
    11/10/2018 12:16 pm

    The title itself it’s hurful to listen. Perhaps other people would understand as “To achieve Peace is to kill the source of Hatred” but for me I would take it as a “To obtain peace there are some sacrifices to make and pain is one of it”

  77. Dashboard Living permalink
    11/10/2018 1:17 pm

    Making peace with pain is such an interesting concept… I totally see what you’re saying but I’m more of a “let go of pain” kinda girl and it’s served me SO well over the last few years. I think that’s what you mean (I know I’m splitting hairs) but either way I think this is a really important message for everyone who’s holding on to something that’s just not serving them any longer.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      11/10/2018 1:33 pm

      Yes. We are saying the same thing differently. <3 In order to make peace with pain, we must let it go, surrender it, unpark/unpack it. Yep… 🙂

    • Emily permalink
      13/10/2018 2:17 pm

      Yeah, I feel the same. I also have a lot of faith in time as a healer.

  78. everythingbeautiful permalink
    11/10/2018 2:22 pm

    Wow, I love the peoms.this is a very helpful article that most will relate to.

  79. Scott Gombar permalink
    11/10/2018 4:27 pm

    Never easy to do but necessary. Sometimes it feels like you cannot let it go but time heals.

  80. Ayana Nell permalink
    11/10/2018 6:05 pm

    This reminds me of something I heard from a preacher once, who was speaking on grief. It’s important in times of pain to ‘run toward the roar’. Lions hunt in such a way that the male lion will sometimes let out a loud roar to frighten prey, and send them running right toward the waiting lioness hunters. It’s important to face your pain at some point rather than letting it defeat you.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/10/2018 11:10 pm

      Great analogy..roaring lion

  81. worldlytreat permalink
    11/10/2018 10:33 pm

    Beautiful reminder to always let love and forgiveness ease the pain. To find peace is to let go off the burden(pain) weighing you down.

  82. Diana Tidswell permalink
    11/10/2018 10:50 pm

    Such a nice post and I know many of us learned so much from reading this that making peace with pain is learning to letting go, forgiveness and surrendering.

  83. URMILA MESHRAM permalink
    11/10/2018 11:32 pm

    very very touchy and beautiful poems ….i love it while reading it all….really sometime our pain is self generated…thanks

  84. Surekha Busa permalink
    12/10/2018 1:11 am

    We are encountering different pain in our lives but the best thing to overcome it is to get through with it.

  85. Cătălina-Iuliana Nini permalink
    12/10/2018 3:26 am

    Making peace with pain it so important and hard at the first sight. For some reason, pain keeps you attached to people, but letting it go is so deliberating. And suddenly you realise that you wasted so much of your precious time.

  86. Thoroughly Modern Grandma permalink
    12/10/2018 6:22 am

    An important message and lovely poem

  87. tenzendude permalink
    12/10/2018 6:42 am

    So many pearls of wisdom woven throughout. Gotta love Rumi.

  88. Jesusa Gilliam permalink
    12/10/2018 6:51 am

    Love the poem! Pain is a hard process and something no one every really gets over, they just learn to cope with it, especially in regards to losing a loved one. Pain due to being hurt by someone is something that can probably be unpacked but still a process that will take time.

  89. Tasha at Lady Boss Studio permalink
    12/10/2018 7:37 am

    Thank you for sharing. It’s a beautiful poem.

  90. Rachel permalink
    12/10/2018 8:21 am

    Pain is such an interesting concept and can be caused by so many different things for different people. There is physical pain and also emotional pain too which can be both seperate and connected! Interesting post.

  91. Tosha permalink
    12/10/2018 8:54 am

    Making peace is so rewarding but not the easiest at things to do. But this poem and words are inspiring.

  92. toastycritic permalink
    12/10/2018 8:59 am

    I agree that f you get caught in the pain you will be stuck as if in the mud, unable to move in any direction. You do need to get out of your own pain and find out the lessons of pain rather than be buried by the pain itself.

  93. sabrina barbante permalink
    12/10/2018 9:06 am

    Once you accept pain and sorrow, you have embraced and accepted life as it is. it doesn’t mean you won’t feel pain anymore, but you’ll surely be more able to love every single moment for its preciousness

  94. Eloise permalink
    12/10/2018 9:16 am

    making peace with pain is a good way to work through things and gain a little more contentment. I know all about this!!!
    Love the poetry as it really resonates within me!

  95. Danielle permalink
    12/10/2018 9:50 am

    I absolutely love all these motivational poems. These for sure have come at a great time when I needed to read them

  96. Eli, The Partying Traveler permalink
    12/10/2018 9:56 am

    “Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” Really needed to hear that today. It’s been a rough couple of weeks but this motivates me that all of this pain will make sense someday!

  97. Robin permalink
    12/10/2018 10:22 am

    If there is no pain, there is no joy.

  98. Deserted_Queen permalink
    12/10/2018 11:31 am

    Seeing pain as the enemy is self-defeating proposition. Our pain system is the first line of defence against danger and damage from our environment. As you’ll learn later, ending the fight is the first step toward making a lasting peace. Many people see pain as the enemy when, in fact, it is really a friend. Pain tells us something is wrong and needs our attention.

    P.S Monidipa Dutta

  99. Sabrina Must permalink
    12/10/2018 1:10 pm

    Wow! This was an amazing poem! I think that a lot of people can learn from what you said in your writing. Thank you so much for sharing.

  100. Ana Ojha permalink
    12/10/2018 1:37 pm

    Healing is a long process and it varies from person to person. I lost one of my girlfriends few years ago and I still miss her. Sometimes it is too hard to face the reality but people say that time teaches you to heal and recover at your own pace!

  101. Ashley permalink
    12/10/2018 3:06 pm

    It’s so important to let go of and make peace with pain. I’ve held onto some things for far too long, and it has affected me for far too long. Once I started to let go of it, I became more confident and less timid.

  102. Leigh Anne Borders permalink
    12/10/2018 4:25 pm

    I have learned to let go of the pain I have in my life. I found that it only weighed me down and did not help me in my day to day life. Once I choose to let it go, I was much happier.

  103. Angela permalink
    12/10/2018 5:50 pm

    Wow! I really learned a lot from this post. Thanks for sharing!

  104. Melissa permalink
    12/10/2018 6:16 pm

    I definitely agree that we need to let the pain go. We all have different things in our lives that have caused us pain.

  105. Wendy Lemeric permalink
    12/10/2018 7:05 pm

    such great motivation, for those who are in pain. The poem is lovely.

  106. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    12/10/2018 7:24 pm

    Wow, this post enlighten me a lot. I know that pain is always there and I agree that it also considered as a powerful motivator and with compassion, forgiveness and surrender it will give a tremendous healing.

  107. where iz my boarding pass permalink
    12/10/2018 8:29 pm

    It is so so important to make peace with pain. And to accept it. So healing becomes easier. So well written this article is😍

  108. Elizabeth permalink
    12/10/2018 11:50 pm

    A thought-provoking post, this. “Life is pain”, to quote The Princess Bride, “and anyone who disagrees is selling something.”

  109. Pati Robins permalink
    13/10/2018 12:36 am

    i think we will never be truly at peace with ourself if we don’t make a peace with the bad things that happen to us – pain included

  110. Tiffany Yong permalink
    13/10/2018 1:39 am

    This is something many of us fail to achieve, making peace with pain and not becoming vengeful, resentful etc. I will have to also keep my emotions in track, making sure that I’m not letting my ego take over too much~

  111. Preet permalink
    13/10/2018 2:04 am

    Just the post I needed to read right now! Thank you for posting and allowing us to start our day right

  112. Stacie permalink
    13/10/2018 3:51 am

    So many of us either hold on to pain or we just run away from it, stuffing down inside and hoping it will disappear. That’s when it eats you alive from the inside out. Wonderful post. I especially love the poem.

  113. London Mumma permalink
    13/10/2018 4:01 am

    It can be one of the hardest things to do in life is find and make peace.

  114. Lisa permalink
    13/10/2018 4:06 am

    I love this saying! It’s so important to make peace with pain, so we can move on to a healthier and happier space 🙂

  115. Amanda Yorton permalink
    13/10/2018 4:23 am

    Wow! Such a great point, healing takes time and self care can help soften the edges of the pain we feel. I have lacked in self care because I am a stay at home mom with 2 little ones and never have enough time in the day but it is so neccessary!

  116. Clarice permalink
    13/10/2018 5:44 am

    It is indeed true that is very important for us to experience pain and acknowledge it in order for us to heal and move on. Pain brings us a lot of lessons crucial in life.

  117. bellalimento permalink
    13/10/2018 7:49 am

    That poem is inspiring. Food for thought for sure. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  118. Monique Cláudia permalink
    13/10/2018 8:45 am

    I always say, it’s easier to overcome the pain by feeling it. Thae more you struggle the more you run away the painful it will be. Thanks for sharing this amazing post blog.

  119. Christie Moeller permalink
    13/10/2018 8:47 am

    Letting go is one of the hardest things to do. Great words of wisdom.

  120. DoiBedouin (@BedouinDoi) permalink
    13/10/2018 9:26 am

    Holding on to pain increases it, total havoc on the psychological level. Thanks for the take. This is really something that should be addressed seriously.

  121. genaadventure permalink
    13/10/2018 10:19 am

    Posts like this one make me feel so inpired! Making peace with pain is what makes our minds free of things that are not important in life!

  122. Yeah Lifestyle permalink
    13/10/2018 1:37 pm

    Those are such beautiful poems. I do agree with you that it is important to make peace with pain, let go of it somehow.

  123. kidneyfornikki permalink
    13/10/2018 1:44 pm

    What a lovely post! We have to let go of pain that drags us down – manage it, heal it, deal with it! I really like this post!

  124. Megan permalink
    13/10/2018 2:05 pm

    Absolutely true that letting go of our pain can bring about healing. Thank you for sharing.

  125. lexafish permalink
    13/10/2018 4:34 pm

    Yes! This is something that I KNOW I need to work on in particular. My husband gets on me about this all the time. I was once very adept at making peace with pain but I lost my way. Thank you for this post.

  126. adriana permalink
    13/10/2018 5:21 pm

    I love Kahlil Gibran quotes. I went to his elementry school as a young girl and his poems and quotes were posted all over the school

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/10/2018 10:59 pm

      Amazing…. <3

  127. Amber Solis permalink
    13/10/2018 6:43 pm

    I completely agree with the concept of making peace with pain. I often like to look back and be thankful for my pain because it taught me something.

  128. Vanessa Delia permalink
    13/10/2018 7:15 pm

    Pain has a lot of ways of influencing us. It is up to us to turn pain into good.

  129. Kisha permalink
    13/10/2018 8:26 pm

    Pain harms you more than just emotionally, but it can make you physically ill as well and people don’t always make that connections. When we’ve been hurt, we have to find a way to make peace with the lesson in it in order to let it go. I know that’s easier said than done though.

  130. Sam permalink
    13/10/2018 9:50 pm

    I love the Rumi poems that you included. I followed a Twitter account that tweets only Rumi quotes & it’s wonderful. I agree that pain is often used a crutch. Holding on to pain only hurts us & we have to find a way to let it go to receive more love.

  131. Lisa fucci permalink
    14/10/2018 12:07 am

    Pain is a tough concept to grasp. And a very hard thing to cope with. I pray for all who are dealing with releasing it!

  132. Faneshia permalink
    14/10/2018 12:49 am

    I love this saying. A person can never truly have peace unless they make it with the pain they have. Thank you for the inspiration. I feel like this is good to read on any day!

  133. fashionandstylepolice permalink
    14/10/2018 2:44 am

    Making peace with pain can be hard for many of us. But make peace we must. I love the message here.

  134. Erica Ardali (@EricaEverAfter) permalink
    14/10/2018 3:26 am

    This touched me. I suffer with anxiety and depression and mental pain and heartache are something I struggle with on a consistent basis. I try to inject as much peace and harmony as I can when I can.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/10/2018 10:58 pm

      Yes and that is important…

  135. Jade permalink
    14/10/2018 5:05 am

    It’s hard to let go of pain! I like the poem thay talks about pain being the breaking of a shell thay encloses your understanding. There is a lot of truth in that. Pain forces us to rethink our understanding of the world around us. It’s pops our bubble !

  136. Fatima D Torres permalink
    14/10/2018 7:09 am

    I’ve always believed that love can heal us, but only if we let it. Not all of us allow it to enter our lives. Sometimes we push it away thinking it will caught more problems.

  137. Catherine Santiago Jose permalink
    14/10/2018 7:23 am

    Pain is always there wherever you go and accepting and letting go of it will help you to be at peace even if you are in pain.

  138. toastycritic permalink
    14/10/2018 7:25 am

    It’s really hard to make peace with the pain in one’s life. So much going on. But you cannot really find happiness until you are able to surrender to it and realize all the things it can teach you.

  139. Nina permalink
    14/10/2018 7:27 am

    I think making peace with pain is part of the healing process. Everyone does it in their own time, but it’s still something very important to do.

  140. Diana Tidswell permalink
    14/10/2018 8:31 am

    Learning to let go and surrender is the greatest ways to easy or even to take away your pain.

  141. powerfulandchic permalink
    14/10/2018 9:21 am

    Being able to make peace and move on from hurt is a huge part of personal growth. Love your poem, it is definitely inspiring.

  142. Eileen Mendoza Loya permalink
    14/10/2018 9:56 am

    Pain, whether physical or emotional can be disabling. I have gone through both many times in my life and when it happens, all I do is say a prayer to God. I offer him my pain and ask for guidance and strength to bear the trial at hand.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/10/2018 10:57 pm

      I hear you….holding you up in prayer <3

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