Shed the Pain

Shed the Pain_iStock_000012961101MediumInstead of getting caught up
in the details of what should’ve,
could’ve happened, what if we
agree to reflect deeply on the
pain—and then finally—release it?
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“Most of our obstacles would melt away if,
instead of cowering before them, we should
make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”

–Orison Swett Marden

From THE LIFE RAFT:
Rise Above the Tides &
Rescue Your Dreams

by CJ Schepers
(it’s almost here — and boy, are my arms wrung out from all that rowing!)

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4 comments…

  • Jenny October 23, 2014, 1:11 pm

    I need to keep this one close to my heart for a while as I approach the anniversary of a life change that damaged me in ways I didn’t know were possible. While I’ve rebuilt into something bigger, better and stronger than before, the urge to ponder the ‘should haves’ is tempting this time of year. So I’ll try to take these words and own them, because the past can never be undone.

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  • Elena Eulo October 23, 2014, 1:58 pm

    By getting friendlier with my past and thanking it for all the lessons I’ve learned, instead of hating it for all the hardships and horrors I’ve endured, I have seen that my life is not happenstance, but a tapestry carefully woven to guide me through many a labyrinth, gaining in understanding as I walked step by step toward the light at the end of the tunnel.

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  • Minda Burr October 23, 2014, 3:56 pm

    So TRUE… We can’t truly let the pain go until we have “felt” it all the way… Only then will we get why it was there in the first place… Thank you CJ

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  • Samantha Harper Macy October 23, 2014, 11:20 pm

    Love this, CJ. I try to live it. Sam

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