Daily Journey – September 18th: Dealing with Pain

We should not give pain more power in our lives then it already commands in the moments it exists. We empower pain when we give into wallowing self pity and allow our thoughts and actions to be surrendered to our exaggerate sufferings.

Life can hurt, and at times it is very hard… but you have everything you need to survive and even thrive in these moments, so do not let them drag you down.

Face your pain as a reminder of the fact that you are still alive and your existence is a gift more powerful and enriching then the pain you feel.

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Daily Journey is a collection of my thoughts from reading The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living.  My objective is to gain greater control of my emotional responses by reading and sharing my thoughts on stoicism with you all everyday over the course of a next year.  If you would like to explore these topics with me, and others who are seeking to gain emotional control I these articles to the Mastery of Skill closed facebook group and would love for you to join in on the conversation.

Live Skillfully!

-Jon

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