Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 22

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I live at number 22.

And literally, apart from family and friends, no one cares. You read this and you think isn’t that nice, he relates to the number 22.

As for time I don’t agree that it doesn’t heal. I think it allows us the opportunity to forget and to allow new experiences to push the pain further away. It doesn’t mean we forgive the source of the pain for that is another aspect to our characters I think.

We do live with the pain of the past, we can’t not, but we don’t have to let it run our lives.

We all have things in our past and present that cause us pain and grief.

We all have bad days, though since I stopped working those days have reduced considerably.

I remember once listening to a learned man saying it is through suffering that we grow. It is true; suffering teaches us something about ourselves, about others and points us towards an understanding of ourselves and those around us.

There have been days in my past where I thought pain and anguish were never going to end. Like dreams I had where I found myself trapped in a place there was no going forward only retreat was my only option.

But things do get better, especially when you remove yourself from the source of so much pain.

Then begins the process of moving forward, of forgiveness, of coping and understand who you are and the limitations you have.

That process I am finding is life long.

Did I tell you I live at number 22?

 

Written for: https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2018/01/26/reenas-exploration-challenge-week-22/

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8 Responses to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 22

  1. Lyn says:

    I think forgiveness is the most important part of moving forward – and of healing. If you don’t forgive (I’m not saying you forget though), you are only harming yourself. The other person involved probably couldn’t care less. Unforgiveness wont change the past, but it can help change the future.

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    Great! A part of growing up is not expecting anyone to care. If it happens, it is a bonus.

    Thanks for joining in! I was missing your entry.

  3. Pingback: Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 23 – Reena Saxena

  4. That had such a philosophical edge to it. Forgiveness is the way forward.
    Do read mine too and i look forward to your critical appraisal of it. Have a good day, Michael.
    https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/01/neelwrites-amatteroftime-reenasexplorationchallengewek22-fiction-coachingtime-2130words-01-02-2018/

  5. I heard that the number 22 is the most powerful of all numbers, that is has the ability to turn lofty dreams into realities. It is confident, pragmatic, ambitious and disciplined.

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