I was watching the movie “The Ultimate Gift” listening to the character played by James Garner talking to his grandson when he said… ‘Learning is a gift… even if pain is your teacher”. As soon as the words had finished coming out of his mouth I honestly said out loud – YES!! Immediately I was blown away by the quote and I wrote it down and thought about its meaning for weeks. Upon reflecting this quote I found that pain seems to show us the truth in others… the truth that all people, no matter what’s on the outside… have a heart capable of breaking on the inside.
I was reading on Yahoo today about a new pill out on the market that can severely numb the pain associated with traumatic events. I just shook my head. Pain is one of the biggest learning tools we have as loving beings. If you don't learn suffering, how can you ever be expected to learn what true happiness is? I wouldn't give up my pain for anything. It has taught me so much.
...this is the biggest lesson that I have learned in life. Anytime I have felt pain or been faced with painfull situations I have always looked at it as a lesson or teaching. It's the best way to deal with traumatic or painful situations. You got me reflecting on this one...great quote Pip...love how you give credit where it's due:) Jen