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The Reality of Pain

Updated on July 15, 2016
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The Reality of Pain

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Inevitable as hurt seems in life,

it is not the experience itself that is so torturous,

but our response to it.

Without seeing purpose our focus becomes one of suffering.


This realisation as simple as it seems,

is like a narcotic to pain,

it changes perspective and lessons the suffering,

by understanding the rightful course of life.


We are so single-minded and determined to hold on

to what we think we need,

we remain deluded in our thoughts,

not seeing the broader viewpoint, the ostensible truth.


When our plans fall, we see only loss and grieve,

wallowing in pity and feelings of self-denial,

the intensity of which causes great pain and suffering,

only to follow the same plans and repeat the process over and over.


Pain is inevitable, but with the understanding of it,

it is far less painful and able to be dealt with quickly,

so we grow and change to a more harmonious course,

one with less contention and folly.


Pain exists so we recognise imbalance and the need for a different perspective.

To understand this means less of a necessity to experience it,

and the acceptance of the ways of being,

the purpose in all aspects of the cycle of life.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks QudsiaP1

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      QudsiaP1 6 years ago

      Beautiful and very true.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading and commenting sunsetofthenight. Glad you enjoyed the poem

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      sunsetofthenight 6 years ago

      Very insightful hub!