Do you ever wonder how our brains can hold so much power? It helps us think so many different things, good and bad. The brain can help us create and destroy, but the biggest question of all is simple. “What will we do with it?”
We try so hard to fight against the things that make us feel unsuccessful, weak, alone, and everything that makes us a failure. But do we ever try to consider that those things can lead to helping us becoming a fighter? We can fight to succeed, be strong, and be a leader. How can we be motivated to do anything without something having brought us to our lowest depths of despair? Can we train our brains to ignore the lies that we are not enough or do not measure up?
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal pain increases the burden: is it easier to say “My tooth is aching” rather than to say “My heart is broken.”
| C. S. Lewis [The Problem of Pain] |
So we take the light with the grey…the bad with the good. We allow ourselves to feel pain in order to feel the joy. Without the pain, the joy wouldn’t mean very much.