Turning Pain into a Burning Light πŸ•―

Sometimes I wonder why it’s taking me so long to just sit back and be content with what I have.

I can never just take a break and call it a day, every day I relentlessly try to figure out my purpose.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m super grateful for everything I have going for me. It’s just that I feel I’ve become addicted to becoming better, addicted to raising the bar on all fronts of my Life.

What’s been driving this? Why am I always hungry? The answer is pain.

In fact, all the good things I have going for me are a result of pure pain.

Pain through exhaustion, pain through patience, pain through perseverance, pain through striving to make a difference in my Life and everyone else’s.

It made me wonder, what other beautiful things could I create from pain?

I don’t know how long my pain will last, but in the meantime, maybe I can make pain my friend.

Perhaps my embodiment of pain could be like that of a burning candle that lights everything in it’s way, making good sense out of the darkest things in Life, while helping light the way of other people.

Coming to think of it, without pain, I don’t think anything fruitful would’ve come out of my Life. What would be the point of doing anything at all if my Life was nothing but easy?

Diamonds grow under extreme pressure, gold is formed under extreme temperatures, and pearls are created at the bottom of the ocean whilst undergoing extreme irritation.

And so I’d rather be a precious jewel than just another rock. And if pain is the secret ingredient, then so be it.

Perhaps this is God’s ultimate test.

What will you build for Me with the pain I give you?
Will you turn this pain into fuel for good?
Or will you let this pain swallow you into the deepest pits of despair, suffering, and hopelessness?

Which reminds of a great quote I heard:

β€œThousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” 

So keep burning my beloveds, and find ways to translate your pain into something good and meaningful. The World needs more light.

Much love <3
-Ahmed

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