Passionate Colors Newsletter ~ #21 ~ Pain

“Looking deeply at any one thing, we see the whole cosmos. The one is made of the many. To take care of ourselves, we take care of those around us.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

In life, it is important for all of us to take the time to take care.

I learned that the hard way with my injury. The sidelining experience has forced me to slow down, take better care of myself, and ask for help from others. The good news is that with my outer movement curtailed, I have had time to spend on my inner exploration. With the pain came much-needed self-nurturing.

“If you don't know about pain and trouble, you're in sad shape. They make you appreciate life.” ~ Evel Knievel

“The unending paradox is that we do learn through pain.” ~ Madeleine L'Engle

“The things which hurt, instruct,” said the wise Benjamin Franklin

And yes, sometimes we need the pain to get to the lesson. My epiphany this week was the realization that I needed to slow down and look inside for a while. What’s wrong with a little pampering?

Here’s wishing you a weekend of insight WITHOUT pain...