Young children and teenagers occasionally suffer from pain in their limbs and back due to the growing process.I hear that a lot from my students and sometimes my daughter.Growing taller,or just growing up, is a process that is felt really intensely by some, less so by others. Some kids are even given medication to alleviate the pain.
There is also an ache that has to do with the "growing"or expanding of the soul.Having felt it really intensely for the past 4 years-even deeper the past 6 months- I believe it is safe for me to say that the growing pains of the soul are much more excruciating and are felt to the core of one's very essence.Pains that are caused by the tests life is setting us.Lessons to be learnt,usually the hard way.It's a pity there is no medication to soothe the pain of the soul. But hey,if the examinee is well prepared the results can be nothing short of satisfying.
I came out of a huge storm.....and proud to say I survived.The aftermath of the pains is not necessarily victorious but it comes with the gratification that one has survived the test.One has come out as a reinvented version of oneself...... not different,just better equipped from now on to take yet another test,with increased power and resilience.To make better decisions, wiser ones.Be more compassionate and understanding towards others.Try to make a difference in the world-or just the lives of other people.
This post is not meant to sound self-congratulatory or boastful.It's not even written to elicit pity or sympathy.It is just a message.That's all.Life can be a bitchy teacher sometimes.The pains that come with the tests are excruciating.But having received a good mark, one is ready for more tests.Because now you can take more pain.But you can also make better choices.Love more.Be more.Do something worthwhile with your time on this planet.
With love and light,from my soul to yours.May you always expand.
I am a passionate English teacher.Aspiring writer and speaker.I take educational matters to heart and hope to bring about some positive change in the field of education.