Friday, March 19, 2010

Pain

[4/8] Pain is Part of Being Human by Jordyn R..
What do you think of this quote from Jim Morrison:
“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they're afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they're wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It's all in how you carry it. That's what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you're letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”
*photo by Jordyn R

2 comments:

Jake Kampe said...

Morrison was an incredibly deep person. It's a shame that he died so young, because I think he was on the verge of a huge breakthrough to real peace in his life. I think he is right on with the issue of pain. Pain and suffering are looked on as something we should avoid and "grow" out of. How ridiculous is that? Pain bring creativity, deep emotion and wisdom that can never be achieved through a carefree existence. The pain that I've gone through have made me what I am today, and I believe that is a much better person. And is is an intricate part of the Christian faith, even though the modern church has developed a "feel good" theology. The early Church Fathers were intimately aware and connected to the issue of suffering. Christ calls us to carry our own cross, and that's not a "feel good" image.

Cheryl Ensom said...

I like this that you said, Jake:

"Pain brings creativity, deep emotion and wisdom that can never be achieved through a carefree existence."

I'm not liking the feeling of pain right now. I hate it. I want it to stop. But I know you're right...I especially like the "creativity" bit. It takes creativity to make something beautiful out of pain, i think.

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