FOOD FOR THOUGHT
THE ONES WE LOVE THE MOST HAVE THE POWER TO HURT US THE MOST
In a world where no matter how tall, short, strong, weak, fair, dark we are, one thing is
universal, the power to feel pain. The reason we feel pain is due to exposure of our vulnerabilities.
We become vulnerable around people we love, trust, depend on or look out for. We hurt because
our guard is down and we feel everything. Even the coldest of hearts has experienced great pain,
probably the reason for the coldness in heart in the first place. Love is the culprit for most
emotional pain, therefore the people we love walk around with a switch that can turn the hurt on
us while our guard is down or vulnerable.
Whether we are hurt by a deliberate act of human insensitivity like the betrayal of trust,
or we are hurt by an unplanned event like the death of a loved one, or their relocation to
a destination where we cannot be with them as we would like, the feeling sucks. This is just a
tip of the iceberg where reasons for feeling heavy in the heart exists. Sometimes we feel pain
caused by our own actions unto others and unto ourselves.
So, my food for thought today is, how do you handle emotional pain and how do you guard
against it. Is it even possible to guard against it, and if so is the expense worth it?
I do know one thing, the softness of our heart that predisposes us to get hurt is the same softness
of heart that enables us to feel and enjoy life, being alive in all its glory. If you guard your
heart from being hurt, do you by that action also imprison yourself from enjoying L