The Wind Against Your Face

The Wind Against Your Face

Pain is a pesky part of being human, I've learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can't be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closes thing that will give us that wind against our faces.

As long as you harbor bitterness in your heart towards the people, reasons, and situations that caused you pain in your life, you are inhibiting yourself, withholding yourself from the beautiful, sublime experience of healing! To have bitterness and hate is to deny yourself one of the most fulfilling wonders of living! Because it is like this; your struggles of pain are like journeys walking barefoot on roads of thorns! You walk these roads because you want to get to the magnificent place at the end of the road! It can be anywhere you want it to be: a tranquil seashore, a serene mountaintop, a joyous playground, a happy Christmas morning breakfast; you walk these paths of thorns to get to a place. Now imagine getting to the end of the path and then turning around to walk back over the road again! And again and again! That's what you are doing when you hold on to bitterness and resentment and hate. You don't have to like the people or the situations that hurt you, but you have to look forward to the end of the road, you have to look forward to getting to that place. During the process of pain, it's vital for us to feel an eagerness in our hearts to arrive at that place at the end of the agonizing journey. It's very needful that we recognize the reason for pain, which is healing!

A result is something that occurs because of something else. But a reason is an answer to why, a meaning to something given. Healing is not a result, healing is a reason. We are given pain because of healing. In order to experience healing, we go through pain; so that we too, may fly as they do!

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  1. ..."We are given pain because of healing. In order to experience healing, we go through pain."...
    I truly hope so. I have caused some people pain, and some people caused me pain, and I don't like for anyone to live in pain. I pray that the healing is speedy.
    Have a nice day, despite the rain and winds, C :)

  2. Hi Charity,

    Lovely piece you have shared today.
    I liked the part where you said " You walk these roads because you want to get to the magnificent place at the end of the road. Life is like that and may the wind against your face, help you along.

    Hope that you have a great week


  3. Pain is a part of living. It helps you grow.You have to let go of any past pain. Concentrate on not giving anyone else pain. I feel you need to do things in life to help others grow, to help them if you can to release any of their pain. Don't worry about the here after. What will be will be. Just try to live a full life with love and sharing.I hope you and your family have a wonderful rest of your lives.

  4. This is a great perspective on pain in our lives, It is so true that we can choose to keep walking that road over and over again or simply move on, the choice is up to us, Love your blog!
    Janet :)

  5. Janet, I have found that some people don't take the time to examine the situation. They therefore are tricked into walking the wrong path. But eventually they usually see the light.


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