Who can remember pain once it’s over? All that remains of it is a shadow, not in the mind even, in the flesh. Pain marks you, but too deep to see.
The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain, but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire. You might find it difficult to see anything but your own sadness, the way smoke can cover a landscape so that all anyone can see is black. You may find that if someone pours water all over you, you are damp and distracted, but not cured of your sadness, the way a fire department can douse a fire but never recover what has been burnt down.
of immense hurt
enormous pain feels endless
I used to fight the pain. But recently, this became clear to me: pain is not my enemy: it is my call to greatness.
When we invest ourselves in deep personal relationships, we take a risk. We could always get hurt. The more we expose ourselves, the greater the potential for pain. No one can hurt us like someone we’ve trusted with our heart. No one.
He said goodbye. Her world crumbled.
How can they do that?
Throwing away what I can
only dream about?
Some wounds take forever to heal.
We always learn something from pain.
In a cruel world
I stand strong and gentle, though
full of wounds I am.
This pain will make sense someday.
People have scars in all sorts of unexpected places like secret road maps of their personal histories, diagrams of all their old wounds. Most of our old wounds heal leaving nothing behind but a scar. But some of them don’t. Some wounds we carry with us everywhere and though the cut’s long gone, the pain still lingers.
-Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy
I was faced with two choices:
the choice to leave
and never see you again,
or to stay and feel the pain
of you not loving me.
Maybe it’s wrong,
maybe it’s stupid,
I don’t know…
but I stayed.
I broke my heart loving you.
It’s killing her. He didn’t care.
Ultimately, the worst kinds of pain do not come from your enemies,
but the people you trust and love.
Each person feels pain in his own way, each has his own scars.
Letting go is the easy part. It’s the moving on that’s painful. So sometimes we fight it, trying to keep things the same. Things can’t stay the same though. At some point, you just have to let go, move on. Because no matter how painful it is, it’s the only way we grow.
Stab the body and it heals.
But injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.
Pain doesn’t show up in our lives for no reason.
It’s a sign that something in our lives needs to change.
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.
– Mandy Hale