The pain is nothing

66 thoughts on “The pain is nothing”

  1. 80s road cycling great, Greg LeMond was once seriously shot in a hunting accident and then healed to return to the top of his sport. People asked how that was possible and LeMond said being shot made him a better athlete. He learned the difference between true pain and the temporary suffering we endure while we exercise. I, too, was once ‘blessed’ with pain and like LeMond my tolerance for suffering escalated dramatically. Alas, it’s so far in the past now, I avoid pain at all costs.

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  2. What a great first read of your blog! You drew me in and had me glued following your days adventure and I loved your images too. I think of pain as reminding me I’m still alive. If there is no pain in my body, thats when it’s time to worry 🙂 Following.

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  3. Wow, I do need to feel a little more pain than I do, and work my body harder. Although your walk was much longer than I would endure, I would certainly enjoy a much shorter walk along that most beautiful location! …an inspiring post 🙂

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  4. Hey, thanks for dropping by mine today. Always click back to see where my visitors have come from and I am glad I did (even though blogs with ‘church’ in the title are normally a red flag for me!) Beautiful writing and and a pleasure to read about your thoughtful connection to yourself and the planet.

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  5. It is not easy to find right words to express what you feel all the time and remember exact details of things that happened. But you did it beautifully. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with others.

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  6. Nice to read something by a fellow Oregonian. Are you a native to the state? Your writing is very intelligent and well done. Thanks for the follow on my own blog. I had a very tough struggle with addiction as well. Sounds like you’re really enjoying life now. Cheers and take care!

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  7. Thanks for this honest post on pain, past, present and future. Even though some of those hills were black there was still beauty there. Remember tomorrow always brings hope and there is always light in the darkness.

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  8. I’m loving this writing…your story…full of observations….feelings….healing….realizations….”Each step is an intention, a choice, an opportunity to rise above mortal suffering. Each step is one moment closer to the end, though the end is sometimes when the pain really comes into its own.”….magnificent

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  9. Your photos are as articulate as your words… not crummy cell phone photos at all!!! I marveled at your ability to describe your scenery and sounds. I was sure you were along the Madison River Canyon here in Montana until I got to the end when you disclosed it was Oregon! Your final sentence really grabbed me, “[Pain is] just a feeling; a moment by moment reminder to be present, be grateful for your mortal form, to remember those who came before you, and connect back into yourself.” I will remember that! Thank you for visiting JanBeek and leaving your calling card so I could find you. I’m so glad I did! I’ll be back! ❤

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  10. I absolutely love this.
    I don’t usually read anything this long, but I was engrossed from the start.
    Thank you for following Sound Bite Fiction and enticing me here.

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  11. A trick – although I don’t like to call it that – is to meditate when one is in / has a pain; be aware of the pain, but not to own it. It’s difficult to describe, but my thought is always ‘There is a pain, but it is not part of me.’ And it does make a difference.

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