Spinning Away The Pain

You know those times when you can’t decide.
Can’t decide. Can’t decide.
Hmmm, whether you want to cry –
NO! Sob!
SOB, a good snot-filled sob,
let out one HELL of a bloody SCREAM, or
perhaps BURST OUT in a fit of angry, nervous laughter?


You’re smiling now, aren’t you?
Or maybe nodding your head.
Ah, so you know exactly what I mean!


Well, when was the last time you spun the pain away?
Wait, have you ever tried it?


It’s easy: just stand up and spin.
Spin. Spin. Spin. Stand up and spin.
Throw out your arms – wide.
Go faster, faster, faster.


Spin until you fall,
in a dizzied pile on the floor –
or, until you start screeching with laughter –
whichever comes first. Just spin.


Spin the pain away.
Pain be spun.
Get on with it now,
The spinning is fun.
Just spin away the pain.

Forgive So You Can Move Forward

Recognize that no matter who hurt you as a child (or as an adult), you have what it takes to overcome that pain. You really do, please believe it – have that faith.

More good news: not only can you overcome, you can also go on to forgive those who caused the suffering. It just takes some time.

If you’re like me, you may have carried around horrific rage and angst – for years – and then dished it out to others, here and there, thinking it was justified, or quite possibly not even realizing that you were doing it.

If you’re like me, later you may have realized you made many an “oops” and after some time passed felt terrible regret.

Well, hey, there is some more good news: you CAN also forgive yourself. Again, it just takes time.

It’s not the mistakes that you or others have made that are inherently bad, it’s the part about not forgiving that is the most harmful (or bad, if you want to label it that).

You have to forgive or you can’t enjoy now, never mind move forward. You have to forgive or you truly have nothing at all to give! And wasn’t giving what you wanted for yourself in the first place? Didn’t you want someone to give to you – to care?

You can give to yourself now, instead of continuing to take away from yourself – and how? By working on overcoming and forgiving!

Peace and love to all on this fine Sunday evening.


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