Pain is something…

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The mastering, however, usually comes after a certain amount of wallowing I think, at least it does for me. Well maybe it’s not wallowing per se, but at least I have to spend time in the well of sorrows until I can muster the courage and stamina to master the pain. And for chronic sufferers such as I, I don’t think we really ever master it as much as we eventually learn how to cope with it again and again and again.

**Ranunculus photo taken by Natalie; text box via Quotes App; collage created by Natalie

Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart,



“Sorrow prepares you for joy.
It violently sweeps everything out of your house,
so that new joy can find space to enter.
It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart,
so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place…
Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”

~ Rumi

~ Image by Martin Amm
Text & image source: The Garden Of Pensiveness

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