A Broken Heart That’s Still Beating.

Ow, Pain.

Have you ever heard the song “Broken,” by Lifehouse?  I just did for the first time.  It seemed to be exactly what I needed on this miserable Monday morning.  One lyric in particular struck a chord (pun) with me:

“In the pain there is healing.”

Why do we have pain?

I typed that sentence, “Why do we have pain?” into Google’s™ search bar, and a page from kidshealth.org popped up.  Here’s an excerpt (emphasis added):

…People don’t come with warning lights, like the lights on a car dashboard that let the driver know when the car is low on oil or gas.  We need the sensation of pain to let us know when our bodies need extra care. It’s an important signal.

When we sense pain, we pay attention to our bodies and can take steps to fix what hurts. Pain also may prevent us from injuring a body part even more. If it didn’t hurt to walk on a broken leg, a person might keep using it and cause more damage…

So it looks like Lifehouse got it right.  In the pain, there is healing after all.  When we feel pain, it means we’re on our way to recovery, or at the very least, we’re on our way to realising that something is wrong; with any luck, we’ll take the necessary steps to fix the problem.

I used to hate pain, but I’m starting to recognise that it is good in its own right.

So I’m going to become a cutter.

Just kidding.  I could never do that—I would be too queasy.  But seriously…I’m going to try to embrace pain that I feel instead of shoving it away to the recesses of my mind, like I normally do.  That doesn’t mean I intend to purposely hurt myself, or cause unnecessary pain; rather, I’m just not going to let it scare me any more.

For anyone in pain this Monday morning, I recommend this song—“Broken,” by Lifehouse (and thanks Tierra, for the recent recommendation):

And if you are hurting today, maybe it will help to know…

…I feel your pain.

About Camille

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10 Responses to A Broken Heart That’s Still Beating.

  1. mameelynn says:

    You better watch out… Not being scared of pain is the first step to thinking that you could give birth….. just joking… kida…

  2. Alyssa says:

    This song was huge for me right after my miscarriage. It did make me cry, and still can, but it’s one of those songs that makes you feel less alone about being miserable.

  3. kat says:

    That’s a great song. No need to write back! I know you’ll be busy but just wanted to say yo!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why are you in pain? What’s wrong? Physical or emotional?

  5. RatalieNose says:

    Oh so you did get this from Tierra!
    I was like wow what a coincidence that they both talked about it today!

  6. malia says:

    I was feeling the same way today. Embracing pain is really just apart of life. I’ve had a case of the monday blues as I’ve packed up more of the house. I am embracing how I feel, while being enthusiastic about the future.

    and the line about the cutter…I shouldn’t laugh, but I did.

  7. shalynna says:

    Well said. I hope your pain goes away or that at least you are able to continue to see things positively like you are right now.

    I am afraid of pain too. Sometimes I look at my life and think that since I’m so blessed and things seem to be going so well that I’m almost scared because I imagine that something wrong or bad will happen because life just can’t stay that good all the time.

  8. Maureen says:

    My sister, her friend and I all decided we really like this version of the Lifehouse song a lot. Very nice!

  9. Tierra C. says:

    When i saw this I was like…WOW great minds think alike:) This song is still on my brain for repeat lol

    I’m so sorry to hear of you in pain. For whatever is happening I wish you a very good day and hope things are better when you read this. I’m glad this song touched you for the moment to help you along.

    For the longest time…this song just wasnt reaching me and I would skip it on the cd. Then I heard it put to the Time Travelers Wife movie trailer andsaw how the lyrics went with someone loving deeply and in pain deeply and it just “connected” and ever since then I’ve played it over and over while cleaning or doing something in the kitchen.
    I love it when a song hits me that way!

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