Pain…A Guide to self-discovery!
A quiet mind once asked, “What is pain?” “
“A relentless torrent of bitter thoughts that slowly burdens your will and corrupts your faith, till you are left fragile as an autumn leaf and lost as a bubble in the foaming sea.” answered a weary heart.
“Nay dearest kin”, thought a forlorn soul, “true agony belittles such a loss of resolve and conviction.
For it makes you lose your grip on reality as you are misunderstood and abandoned by those whose love becomes your sustenance.
When honest affection is forced to become an innocent affectation, when pure love is feared forever becoming a consuming lust, when the joy of a trusty companionship is buried beneath a million broken pieces of a once adored friendship, an unbreakable bond; It is then that one begins to understand the pain and yearns to break free from such a torturous isolation. Thus, are we humans ever trapped in an endless cycle of trial and torment we call life.”
“Hark: noble child of Adam and Eve peace is upon them both; what truly distraught a human soul is his or her ignorant heedlessness to the ever-loving voice of his or her Master. For it eventually makes you a ship without an anchor in the stormy seas of this world, a lost wanderer in the scorching wilderness of your empty, self-centered desires and disappointments, pains and pleasures.” Corrected a whispering conscience.
Dear readers, our lives revolve around a purpose. Each and every one of us has to walk through our own trial of knives to understand our individual roles in the great unfolding of this universe. For some pain becomes a torturer who mercilessly consumes their faith, crushes their will, and burns their resolve to ashes. Others find it to be a jailor who imprisons them in self-pity till they begin to rot in their misery and reek of defeat and despair. Yet there are those noble souls whose pains and sufferings are a guide to self-discovery, a teacher of gratitude and wisdom with which they learn to see and appreciate the true beauty of their lives. They understand pain to be a revealer of loyal relations and their true potential to contribute in one’s evolution. They know it to be a test of their faith in Divine Wisdom and of their strength to endure, and trust His Love, The Love of their Master Allah for them.
So, in its essence, it falls upon us how we allow our pains to shape us. What would you have your pains to be? A revealer of your truth or a jailer of your noble reality. A guide to self-discovery or a poison to your self-worth. The choice is up to you.