“I wear the scars of a battle that I have never seen.”
Pain is an international – cross race – cross class – 1 of a kind – common denominator.
We all have it.
Emotional, Physical, Mental.
And to the quote above, we all experience different levels.
I’m not going to say that we can all come back from life’s greatest pains.
I haven’t seen the wars that others battle. I can empathize, but in reality, I could never relate.
……..with that said, I stumbled upon a concept that I thought was worth sharing.
The Selection: Special Operations Experiment is a series on the History channel that puts 30 men and women with no military background through an authentic experience, led by veterans of the Navy SEALs, Green Berets and Army Rangers.
Episode 1 is entitled “Dip in the Fire”.
In efforts of not ruining the great scene, I’ll just say that the process of sword making is explained.
The sword goes into the fire and the sword comes back out.
The sword goes back into the fire and the sword comes back out.
Again, and Again.
And in the process, the sword gets stronger.
This simple notion has created an entirely new perspective for me.
The hard day at work. The difficult conversation. The workout. The house work. The relationship issue.
It’s all a dip in the fire.
“Sometimes the only thing left to do is swing harder and faster than your being swung at.”
You don’t always choose to go in. But coming out stronger is inevitable.
My heart goes out to all of you in pain, and to those of you who have been truly broken by life’s greatest tragedies.