QOTD #5: What to Do With The Pain That Lingers

For today’s quote of the day, we draw inspiration from Susan Cain. The best selling author of the book, “Bitter-sweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make us Whole.” I recommend this book to anyone who has a hard time (like me) with some residual pain that lingers; showing up in the way we live and interact with others.

“Whatever pain you can’t get rid of, make it your creative offering.”

-Susan Cain

In the same vein as a previous quote I shared from Sean Whalen, the idea that we can take the experiences that have caused us pain and turn them into something else (something less painful), is ridden with hope.

Maybe I don’t have to suffer alone? Maybe my people out there know how I feel? Maybe everything I’m feeling breeds compassion for others that suffer the same?

These Aren’t Blank Pages, They’re Wound Dressings!

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about what the creative direction and tone of this blog – Minding My Own Madness will/should be. In a lot of ways, these blank pages that I face every day, in an attempt to bring you good/helpful content, are wound dressings for me.

My mess is my message. The pain that lingers bleeds through in these blog posts in the form of creative sacrifices, sacrificed on the altar past trauma.

But it isn’t one sided. I do this in hopes that it will help someone else (you) along the way.

Start journaling, write poetry, start a blog of your own, learn an instrument, color, scrapebook, refurbish old furniture… do whatever it takes to give the pain that lingers a healthy/creative outlet.

Don’t suffer in vain. Don’t suffer in silence. In saying this to you now, it just dawned on me what quote I will share next.

In the meantime, subscribe so you can receive new content as soon as it’s published. share with us what creative outlets help you process pain in healthy/creative ways below.

As always, I’d love to hear from you! If you have questions or want to make content recommendations/share constructive feedback, feel free to reach out to me at info@danielfortune.blog.

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