Why do we hide our pain?
Don’t we realize everyone
Experiences hardship and suffering?
Why do we only share our success
And not the challenges we had to overcome?
Why is it difficult to share these things
Things that make us feel vulnerable
Things that reveal who we are?
It takes strength to show vulnerability!
It’s easy to smile and pretend everything
Is fine and it always has been
It takes courage to admit to hardships that
We have experienced
Talking about challenges we’ve had is hard
It’s easy to share what’s on the surface
It’s not easy to reveal what is in the deep
Recesses of our heart
That’s why many of us hide our pain
Keep those emotions deep inside
All worthwhile things in life involve risk!
Can’t wait for certainty to take that big step!
Can’t analyze every angle
And be completely sure
Of the outcome of the decision we make
Can’t guarantee success!
That’s the element of risk
Or faith, perhaps!
At the cross roads of life
We can weigh the pros and cons
We can imagine where we may land
We can guess what each step may bring
But in the end
We take a risk
We choose a path
Not totally certain of
Where it may lead
It’s being comfortable
Living for now
Because we can’t be sure of the future
No matter how much we plan
A road that seems to lead to a garden
May end up in a dry patch of land
A path that does not look promising
Will lead us to undiscovered places
Places beyond our imagination, at that!
So we can calculate
We can analyze
We may wish for a “certain return”
But life does not work like that!