No matter how strong we are, pain and suffering are an inevitable part of our lives. I used to suppress my pain, both emotional and physical to show a strong face to the world. I kept everything inside without realizing that it was causing damages. After listening to one of my friends shared her experience on how she set herself free when she finally allowed herself to cry and let others witness her pain.
I always thought to express my pain and suffering was a sign of weakness. I used to feel embarrassed to have my suffering on display for all to see. I endured everything in silence and pretended for so long that I was okay even in my worst days. I could have found help, but I kept pretending.
Physical and emotional pain is very challenging and can impact our health, well-being, and relationships. They may even shape the way we act if we don’t have something or someone to hold on. Now, I know and accept the fact that it is okay to let others know when I am struggling or suffering.
Regardless if it’s physical or emotional, the first step is finding the origin of our pain so we can properly address it. Although each of us experiences pain differently, there’s a help, there’s hope, there’s a treatment for each of us.
If you were like me and was holding to your pain and disappointment it is time to find the relief you need. It’s okay if it hurts but it is not okay to remain in a painful situation for too long. The pain should not last forever, it will end, empower yourself to get the help you need. Most importantly, remember to care for yourself as you would do for others.