Pain can destroy who we are.
It can often feel as though it comes along like a thief in the night and takes away part of ourselves. It creeps into the deepest crevices of our beings, then wears us down until there is virtually nothing left. It destroys who we are.
That can happen. But only if we allow it to.
It is so important to remember that there is more to us than pain.
I am not my pain
Look in a mirror
Look at that face looking back at you.
Look into those eyes.
Look really deeply.
Try to look beyond the pain.
Keep looking and smile at your reflection.
See how your eyes change when you smile?
That’s the real you.
You are still there, despite your pain.
Remind yourself of who you are.
- Who do you love?
- What are your hobbies?
- What’s your favourite book?
- What’s your favourite music?
- What kind of movies do you enjoy?
- Where is your favourite place to visit?
- Who are the people you love to visit most?
Now find those people you love and hug them. Get back to a hobby, or start a new one. Pick up that book or watch a movie. Play some music. Get out of the house and go to that favourite place or visit those favourite people.
Look around you and find things to make you smile every day. Find yourself. Bring yourself back.
Don’t allow your pain to destroy who you are.
You are not your pain.
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