How To Take Treasure from the Darkness

I once heard, “you teach what you need to learn”, which has become a mainstay of my writing. My journey to writing has been entirely through pain, both self and others-inflicted. The discovery of this outlet has come through heavy emotional darkness – one event digging up years of events that led to self-destructing choices that all came crashing down. There are two ways to deal with pain: Cut it off. Pretend like it didn’t happen. Attempt to go on with life as if this big ugly was never there. Silence its voice. Be warned that pain cannot truly be silenced, and will find moments to scream out and shame us. Embrace it. Recognize that this pain is now part …