Pain, give yourself a name
Call yourself contrition
Avarice of blame
Giving isn’t easy
Neither is the rain – Daisy- Switchfoot
I thought it was such a beautiful thing to say. To say to pain to give itself a name. Sometimes when I write about something, think about something or hear someone’s story, I can only name it pain. But what if the pain has a name? Like loneliness, losing or home. I love how brené brown ‘reverse engineers’ pain. According to her, we are a world in pain, not because we experience this pain, but because we have so many practices in place that numb what we feel- addiction, consumption, distraction, dehumanization. Perhaps, if we can name our pain, we can be more loving towards what is hurt and heal.