A girl who loved the light, Sitting all alone in the night, Had been waiting for her knight, As she was too kind to take a fight. When the darkness surrounded her, She found out that the knight only wanted to be a heir, The promise he made was just a cold word, As he wished to fly away like a migrating bird. A girl who loved the light, Started to look for a new site, Where she could be herself without a fright,
So, she travelled a long way to see the light. She kept herself busy in her new place, Helping others and making a living for her own space, It occurred to her that she had to be both humble and bold, That's when she found the light right next to her sword. Her journey didn't stop in finding her spark, She knew there are others who lived in the dark, The girl who loved the light? Tale is that she became the knight of light. -JMJ
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Once there was a beautiful place with lots of trees, plants, animals and birds. A place like heaven where the day started with the blooming flowers and chirping of birds and ended with an amazing view of sunset and the nights were so serene. A volcano too lived among them. She loved to see lives around her and was proud of the placewhere she was situated.
One day, the volcano was tagged as an extinct one as she had not erupted for a long time and scientists could not find any activity within her. So, people started to come to this beautiful place to seethe volcano as well as to make some business out of it. Many of them who came, were not that gentle towards her or to the place which she loved. They exploited it so much that place started to ruin it’s beauty. As people thought that the volcano was extinct, they used to go nearer to her and threw stones at her. People love to tease and attack something which they think that can’t react, don’t they? It continued for a long time and what happened was unexplainable. The volcano erupted with a maximum intensity and she started to spit fire balls along with the lava and poisonous gas. The whole place was turned to ash and the lava engulfed everything, people, animals, birds, trees and plants. Nothing survived.
Now, the volcano was tagged as active. People were afraid not even to go nearer to volcano but to the place. She waited patiently because she knew that the place will be beautiful and she will be happy. After a few years, she was proud of the place again where she was situated and she lied dormant once again watching the beautiful sight around her hoping that she won’t be tagged as extinct again.
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They say love is blind, But why it sees only the beauty outside. They say love gives us the purpose, Yet, they use love for their purposes. They say that love is unconditional, And they rip love with all of their conditions. They say love bears everything, Then why does it break without even thinking. They say that you can find love in other's eyes, Then why do they keep on looking for other sides. They say love heals, Then why does it causes so much hurt. If you find someone who says I love you, And then, do all the second lines, Beware of that love, my love! Because, that love is not of the truest kind. -JMJ
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A person who is in chronic pain said that she dreams to be pain free. I never thought that the continues physical strain and mental stress can cause so much pain that a person can’t even walk in her middle age. She is a mother of one beautiful child and a professional who has a permanent job in one of the busiest fields, health care. Now, while on sick leave and on regular medications for pain, she just wants to do her daily activities independently and to do her job without any adjustments or assistance. How painful is that?
I remember reading a quote about pain, but that didn’t strike me then, as it does now.
Some people dream of winning the lottery,
Some people dream of owning a Porsche,
Some people dream of having a holiday home in the sun,
But if you live with pain every day,
You have only one dream
To be pain free….
So, I did some research on living with pain. There are so many interesting tips to cope with pain and to live life to the fullest.
First is to understand and accept the pain. Mental stress will only increase the intensity of pain and thus it is essential to be calm, relaxed and accepting. Using mindfulness to regain control can be helpful.
Second one is pacing. It is one of the key skills to learn and use. It helps us to become more active, stronger and healthier. It’s about when to take a break from an activity before it makes us tired or is too painful to continue and thus to achieve our goals slowly but steadily.
Next important tip is to learn a skill called SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, rewarding and timed) goal setting. It helps us to focus on the important things and also makes us more confident by achieving the goals. Sleep, healthy foods, exercise and mindfulness also plays a significant role in controlling the pain and to live the life at it’s fullest. It is also really important to return to work or to stay in work as it helps to distract our mind from pain and also to keep us active. Don’t forget the pain killers and physical therapy as prescribed by the doctors because it will help to keep us moving.
A message to someone who is in chronic pain
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
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