Push past the pain

On Gypsy Mama’s blogsite she says, “We write bold and beautiful and free. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just write or not.”

I don’t think I can say that any better.  If you want to join in you can write your own and link up at her website.

Okay here goes…


Growing causes pain.  Pain causes suffering.  Or pain causes growth.  This all depend on how you look at it.  I am sure that the tender new plants pushing their tiny new leaves towards the sun would feel pain, if plants could feel pain.  Pushing against the soil, the rocks, the clinging and wet mud, causes one to push back.  Anyone who has ever exercised or spent a day helping a friend move understands the pain that using muscles creates.  New muscle fiber is formed in the valleys created by old muscle being torn when used for a little more than the muscle can handle.  But, unless the old muscle makes way and splits from itself, the new muscle has no room to grow.  So, the pain of tearing and rending causes new growth.  New growth means something greater will be accomplished than what could be accomplished in the old state.  So, push and strain against the pain and encounter new growth.  Allow your muscle fibers to tear a bit and be filled in with new growth.


4 responses to “Push past the pain

  1. Yes, there are certainly pains that come with growing. The process is not enjoyable, at times, but it’s in our “pain of tearing and rending which causes new growth.” Is the pain worth it? I say yes. There is purpose and beauty, even in the growing pains. Blessings to you on your journey.

    • Hi Sarah,
      Thanks for pointing out what I missed: pushing past the pain is indeed worth it because of the beauty that comes!

      Thanks for visiting!


  2. I love it! It’s always in effort and challenges that we grow, discover ourselves and move on to the next level.
    How nice it is to write for 5 minutes like this from one idea – visiting from The Gypsy Mama.

    Have a lovely week-end. Take care

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