No one makes it through life without experiencing pain. We are always on the mend. Instead of letting pain derail you from a life of peace, conviction, connection and meaning, learn how to let it teach you of your vitality and drive to obtain a life worth living. Regardless of where you are in the process of mending, you don’t have to do it alone. Pain happens. If you can avoid it, avoid it. If you can’t, learn something from it and at the very least it might be purposeful. The pain that hurts the worst is the pain that doesn’t seem to have a purpose; the pain we don’t learn from or don’t understand. That’s where others come in handy. We find our pain useful to relate to each other, to help each other avoid it, or to stand with each other in it because we have before and survived it.

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