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Johanna Paulston
September – October 2022 • Vol 3, No 123

Experiencing pain in some form is a fact of life on Earth. Unfortunately, many people experience chronic daily pain and come to accept it as part of the “human condition.” But have you ever asked yourself why we experience pain?

Pain is a teacher. It comes when we need to make a change, whether it be physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, or relationally. Some of us avoid pain by silencing it or covering it, and some of us surrender to it as our forever reality. When we take these other actions instead of responding to the pain and making the change it is prompting, the pain continues. The level of pain increases according to how much we try to block it out. Pain will be heard. It needs to be heard.

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