Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Circle of Disappointment

The circle of life can disappoint. Actually it is guaranteed to. There is no painless life. At some point you are destined to confront pain.

At many points in life you will encounter pain. Pain can be as simple as disappointment or as confusing as loss. It can be depression, anxiety, physical, emotional or psychological. It does not matter.

It all hurts. Pain is pain. So what do we do about it?

Do we ignore it? Pretend it doesn’t exist? Do we sit on the sidelines and watch pain make a home run?

Or do we do something about it? Is there anything we can do about it?

We can acknowledge it…

We can philosophize about it…

We can talk about it…

We can pray about it…


We can experience it.

Actually, we can’t help but experience it. Nobody… well most sane people do not choose to experience pain.


And that’s a big but..

Is life, life without pain?

So I said in my heart, “As it happens to the fool, It also happens to me, And why was I then more wise?” Then I said in my heart, “This also is vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 2:15 NKJV)