For those children and 'adults' who feel pain

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Remember, "I am not my pain". I am not my pain anymore than I am the wound on my knee or the blister on my skin. And I can talk about my pain—that shows that I am separate from my pain. When the pain is immense it tries to overwhelm me, but it is not 'me'.


Nor am I my pleasure. 'I' am actually greater than pain or pleasure. I can talk about both, see both working around me. I do not detest them; they are doing what they love to do.

So watch them as you watch the sparrows flutter and the insects buzz. As you learn to watch them, you can grow to be amused by them. And you grow beyond them—to be you.

A Video Reading by Darlene BarriereNote from Darlene: I regret that I can no longer continue the practice of commenting on visitor submissions to the degree I have in the past, as I am currently writing a book on healing from child abuse. I ask that you please read my post of June 24, 2009 titled Announcement Regarding my Comments for a complete explanation. I welcome you to follow my progress on my Facebook page at Healing from Child Abuse. When you get there, don't forget to click onto the Become a Fan link. I do hope to hear from you there.

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