Hey Warriors, those of you who follow Pain Warrior Code on twitter would have seen a tweet that I posted recently;
I was inspired to tweet this because we can easily get stuck in a rut with all the pain we experience on a daily basis. We can become consumed by a dark, isolated world where all we feel is pain, but don’t take into consideration that it can be used for a purpose.
You guys already know my story so I won’t tell it again, but I only started the pain warrior code because God made it clear to me that my pain had a purpose; to bring some light in to all the darkness that spoonies were dealing with. I often find myself saying to people, that I would never have known about the spoonie community, if I didn’t experience the pain myself. Although it was hard and it took some time, I eventually came to understand and accept that my pain has been a contributing factor to a cause greater than just myself. It is to help people who are dealing with the same issues and need encouragement. Through this, I was taught how to use it to help others.
Whether you realise it or not, a part of your pain’s purpose is also to teach you more about life. More about yourself and the people around you. It causes you to re-evaluate your lifestyle as you are forced to make adjustments to it. It is quite a revealer. Interestingly enough, pain is proof of what you are made of. You’re much stronger than you realise. We tend to get so caught up in our struggle as it chips away at us daily, that we often don’t acknowledge our strength until a non-pain warrior points it out to us!
In life – with or without chronic pain, you are guaranteed to learn lessons from your experiences so long as your heart and mind are open to observing and reviewing your life. You will learn new things daily. But it means nothing if we don’t apply any of the knowledge to our lives and use it to help others navigate their way.
So pain warrior, I encourage you to use your pain. Don’t allow your pain to imprison you mentally. That form of imprisonment can hinder you from aiding somebody else. The control is in your hands to turn your pain around and do something great with it. Something you never even thought possible.
We are living in seriously dark times where it’s so easy to find negativity and no positivity at all. It costs you nothing to tweet, write or even say something encouraging to another person. I urge you to do so because this kind of stuff can save lives!
It’s already common knowledge among the spoonie community, that suicide is running rampant. This is because people are losing hope and can’t bear the struggle anymore! We need to do everything that is within our power to counteract that. The responsibility is ours and is so because we KNOW how it feels. Non-pain warriors can only understand so much as they haven’t been in our shoes. It’s up to us to reach out and do something about this. There’s a step between considering suicide and actually executing it. For some people, all it takes is for somebody to be there, reminding them why they should stick around to fight another day.
Sometimes all it takes is a few words. You have no idea what impact they could have on a person who is close to the edge. Think about what you wish somebody had said to you when you were in your lowest moments of life. Or maybe even when you have had to encourage yourself, to help you hold your head up and fight back.
So pain warriors, we have a job…an assignment to help others in the community who are suffering. Nobody else is doing it – and they probably won’t because they are unaware that it is needed. However, we are aware. So we must tackle this head on!
I hope you’re up for the job…let’s go warriors!