“To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
Have you ever fought against a crushing pain and problem all your life; only to have no solution against this pain? All the good fights you have won have amounted to nothing and the defeating moments are only made much worst when the perpetrator gets away scot-free while you continue to support and provide the people who truly matters.
In C. S. Lewis’s The Problem of Pain, Lewis spoke of “mental pain being less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden.”
This pain – it doesn’t go away.
This pain – it drills into me, sucks out the life and energy out of me.
This pain eats away at the core of my resilient core; leaving me empty and numb.
But I have to go on because this pain makes me even more determined to thrive better. To change what must be changed. It keeps reminding me that no matter how meaningless a pain (some people are great pains too) can be, it is pertinent to protect the family unit.
Because there is no way out but to continue charging forward, I will absorb this pain and burden; I will continue to work on protecting what matters most to me, over the material.
There is really nothing that matters more than what holds up this heart…the ties that bind.
And protect the house, I must.