Your pain doesn’t have to consume you

It can take you to your knees. It can surround you and make you feel trapped. It feels like it will consume you.

But here’s what I want you to know.

Feelings are temporary. Whether it’s joy or agony, that feeling has an end and it will lift. If you numb it or push it away, it will come back twofold. And while you can’t make it go away, you can learn to manage it.

Often what we do to ourselves to avoid it causes years or even a lifetime of more pain.

The secret is to allow it in and let it be the compass that leads you to new and exciting places. Let it bring you closer to your purpose. Let it remind you of how precious your own life is.

Published by

Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my youngest son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

4 thoughts on “Your pain doesn’t have to consume you”

    1. Seriously, I used to like being sensitive and smart, but now I often think how much easier it would be to be selfish and sheeplike.

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