Pain has a voice. It says, “Do whatever you have to do to make this stop!” It cries, “Do whatever it takes to get me out of this right now!” It can cause physical, emotional, and mental suffering, which affects every part of our lives. Pain affects our stories and dreams, whether we know it or not. Both you and I will choose to respond in different ways to this deep suffering called “pain,” but what joins us universally is that we are all trying to get as far away from PAIN as possible. Identifying our painful parts is critical to you being able to dream again.
THE AVOIDANCE OF PAIN MAKES ME FEEL POWERFUL. PAST PAIN MAKES ME FEEL POWERLESS.