Purpose in Pain

One of my friends, along with many other people out there are currently in jobs or situations they are not quite happy with. Even though he’s not happy in his current position, he loves the organisation and his goal is to move to a department or another role that will provide him with the ability to create the change he would like to see. I truly believe these experiences would help to make him an exceptional manager, one who is in touch with the issues plaguing his staff and one who is focused on creating changes to improve the culture of the organisation, improve the environment for the workers and improve the quality of service delivered to customers. It’s as if the Universe is allowing him to experience first hand, the effects of processes within the organisation that need to be changed. Yes, it may be tough to deal with some of the situations but without having gone through it himself, he would have little desire to create the necessary change.  There is purpose in everything, especially in our struggles. It’s as if life is putting our backs against a wall to force something to be stirred up within us, to inspire us to take some kind of action. I know firsthand what it feels like to be unhappy in a particular role or situation. These are usually the times I ask myself “What is the Universe trying to teach me”, “What changes do I need to make in my life” and “What is it I’m doing wrong”. I usually end by telling myself “I’ll figure it out”. There is always purpose in pain and struggles. Imagine going through life without any kind of experience to test or improve your character. If the Universe brought you to it, there is already a way to get you through it. From struggles we are able to share our experiences to give others hope to add some value to their lives, we gain this amazing strength in character so life starts to become easier and we begin to value the things that are really important in life. Find purpose in your pain and you’ll have so much in life to gain.

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  1. […] Yesterday I wrote about finding purpose in pain and later that evening I found out that someone who grew up a few streets from me took his life. Now the reaction by most people would be to say that person was foolish but sometimes it’s so hard to hold on until you figure out the purpose of your pain. There are so many negative thoughts and experiences that can cause depression and lead one to commit suicide and we should be careful not to judge. When someone’s expectation does not match their reality, it is likely that negative emotions or fear based emotions will start creeping in. There are so many causes of negative thinking and anxiety has been highlighted as one of the main triggers. Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying and these disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Dark thoughts and negative thinking are extremely destructive and one of the best things anyone can do in situations like these is continue to visualise the future they want despite what their current reality is. In the past, when I found myself in somewhat depressed situations or feeling a great sense of anxiety, I visualised that future I wanted with the emotions as if it’s happening now…I smiled, cried, laughed, jumped, screamed and did what ever was necessary to feel as if it’s happening now. I needed to become that which I desired…I needed to master the Art of Being. It is indeed sad that this planet has lost another beautiful soul too soon and I do hope in his next incarnation he has the strength to find the purpose in his pain. […]

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