From someone who knows the pain all too well, what I also know is that there is passion behind the pain. There is life behind what you think might have died. The only thing that needs to happen in order for you to discover that is for you to change your perspective.
Your perspective has been making and breaking you all of your life. It has whispered in your ear commanding you on how to feel, how to act, and how to be with people and things in your life. Your perspective has kept power over you that you need to take back and never lose again.
Your perspective can also talk to your fears and limit how far you go in life. It will prevent you from getting out of your comfort zone and most importantly it will prevent you from seeing the passion behind your pain. Everyone experiences pain to some degree, it is inevitable. What they do with that pain will define their story.
Your pain brings you supplies. It brings you truths, it brings you out of whatever numbness that you may have been feeling, it brings you drive, it brings you the passion to make things better, and it tells you that you are still alive. But if you look at pain as only your enemy and not something that can and will bring you supplies, you will easily continue to be in a mess instead of standing in your message.
Your message is more important than the pain. Your pain can never be your legacy, but your message from that pain can be. Your message which will also be your passion carries weight. It can resonate with people who are going through a similar circumstance. It can protect you from depression, rescue you from mediocrity, and save you from contentment.
All of those things can prevent you from living your best life but if you decide to see the passion behind the pain, you will also see the light that is on the other end of your tunnel.
You must understand and know that you are not alone. There are other people out there that have gone through or still are going through what you went through. The pain will not help you or them but the beacon of light in the passion that you carry can. Choose to be the beacon of light. Choose to find the passion behind the pain.